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[wel-in-fawrmd] /ˈwɛl ɪnˈfɔrmd/
having extensive knowledge, as in one particular subject or in a variety of subjects.
Origin of well-informed
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for well-informed


adjective (well informed when postpositive)
having knowledge about a great variety of subjects: he seems to be a well-informed person
possessing reliable information on a particular subject
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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