information

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

noun

Origin of information

1350–1400; Middle English: instruction, teaching, a forming of the mind < Medieval Latin, Latin: idea, conception. See inform1, -ation

SYNONYMS FOR information

1 data, facts, intelligence, advice.
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.

Related forms

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

information

/ (ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Forms

informational, adjective
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