knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance; news: information concerning a crime.
knowledge gained through study, communication, research, instruction, etc.; factual data: His wealth of general information is amazing.
the act or fact of informing.
an office, station, service, or employee whose function is to provide information to the public: The ticket seller said to ask information for a timetable.
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.
(in information theory) an indication of the number of possible choices of messages, expressible as the value of some monotonic function of the number of choices, usually the logarithm to the base 2.
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.).
- in·for·ma·tion·al, adjective
- non·in·for·ma·tion·al, adjective
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How to use information in a sentence
Many fishing guides are still operating safe trips to local waters, but you can also find information on local fisheries on Fishbrain, a website and app that uses crowdsourcing to offer incredible detail on local fishing holes.
Ask for help if you need information, and report any problems you encounter.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts | by Susie Armitage | September 16, 2020 | ProPublica
He was running for president, and he had the same data and the same information.Trump’s increasingly overt effort to pretend Biden is actually president | Aaron Blake | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
Schilling pointed out nothing in the Politifact assessment determined the ad was false, adding the American Principles Project is seeking more information from Facebook and will seek options to appeal.Facebook slaps fact check on ads stoking fears about transgender kids in girls sports | Chris Johnson | September 15, 2020 | Washington Blade
Even though it affected a smaller region, it gave us some information because it showed how many girls were in school before that and how many returned, and for those that did not return, why that was the case.Malala Yousafzai tells the business community: Education is the best way to guard against future crises | Michal Lev-Ram, writer | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.
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 DAILY BEAST
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.
The new information consisted of Internet protocol addresses that Comey said are “exclusively used” by North Korea.
The United States government might not release that information for years, if ever.
This information was balm to Louis, as it seemed to promise a peaceful termination to so threatening an affair.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Probably his Private Secretary, considering you a new man, will have failed to furnish the necessary information.
Such a refusal would lead to quick enquiry—enquiry to information—information to want of confidence and speedy ruin.
At the sound of Blanche's name he jumped up and took his usual tone; he knew all about his wife, and needed no information.Confidence | Henry James
Taken for guerrillas, every Southern sympathizer was eager to give them all the information possible.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for information
knowledge acquired through experience or study
knowledge of specific and timely events or situations; news
the act of informing or the condition of being informed
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)
too much information informal I don't want to hear any more
- informational, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with information
see under gold mine.
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