- an official criminal charge presented, usually by the prosecuting officers of the state, without the interposition of a grand jury.
- a criminal charge, made by a public official under oath before a magistrate, of an offense punishable summarily.
- the document containing the depositions of witnesses against one accused of a crime.
- important or useful facts obtained as output from a computer by means of processing input data with a program: Using the input data, we have come up with some significant new information.
- data at any stage of processing (input, output, storage, transmission, etc.).
Origin of information
Synonyms for information
Related Words for informationinstruction, word, knowledge, intelligence, advice, material, tip, clue, science, report, message, data, info, orientation, tidings, learning, illumination, erudition, confidence, network
Examples from the Web for information
Contemporary Examples of information
Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
The FBI has also been searching its records for any information that could assist the French investigation, a spokesperson added.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre
Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef
January 8, 2015
The United States government might not release that information for years, if ever.Was Sony Hit With a Second Hack?
January 8, 2015
Ironically, the play deals with the ‘management’ of information by the Establishment.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play
January 4, 2015
Brazen cherry-picking of the information in this story inspired a flood of “Bush Was Right All Along!”Political Memes That Absolutely Must Die in 2015
January 1, 2015
Historical Examples of information
Further, the native who gave all the information to Mr. Monger was one of our party.Explorations in Australia
It was almost impossible to win their confidence, or to get information from them.
No questions were asked; no information given; they simply disappeared.
The information obtained showed that there were five culprits.
Mrs M. is a humbug—not a drop of information can I get for love or money.
- an office, agency, etc, providing information
- (as modifier)information service
- a charge or complaint made before justices of the peace, usually on oath, to institute summary criminal proceedings
- a complaint filed on behalf of the Crown, usually by the attorney general
- the meaning given to data by the way in which it is interpreted
- another word for data (def. 2)
late 14c., "act of informing," from Old French informacion, enformacion "information, advice, instruction," from Latin informationem (nominative informatio) "outline, concept, idea," noun of action from past participle stem of informare (see inform). Meaning "knowledge communicated" is from mid-15c. Information technology attested from 1958. Information revolution from 1969.
see under gold mine.