information

[ in-fer-mey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən /

noun

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Origin of information

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English infformacion, informacyon “instruction, teaching, a forming of the mind,” from Middle French, Old French informacion, information “criminal inquiry,” from Late Latin informātiō “teaching, instruction,” from Latin: “sketch, first draft; idea, conception”; see inform1, -ation

synonym study for information

2. Information, knowledge, wisdom are terms for human acquirements through reading, study, and practical experience. Information applies to facts told, read, or communicated that may be unorganized and even unrelated: to pick up useful information. Knowledge is an organized body of information, or the comprehension and understanding consequent on having acquired and organized a body of facts: a knowledge of chemistry. Wisdom is a knowledge of people, life, and conduct, with the facts so thoroughly assimilated as to have produced sagacity, judgment, and insight: to use wisdom in handling people.

OTHER WORDS FROM information

in·for·ma·tion·al, adjectivenon·in·for·ma·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for information

information
/ (ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of information

informational, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with information

information

see under gold mine.

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