- 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 informationalinstructional, gossipy, descriptive, enlightening, instructive, explanatory, illuminating, chatty, revealing, informational, useful, helpful, academic, cultural, scholarly, advisory, communicative, forthcoming, newsy, significant
Examples from the Web for informational
Contemporary Examples of informational
The senior AIPAC official said the conversation with the White House was informational.AIPAC in Full Court Press on Syria
September 3, 2013
For those who trust the government, these informational lacunas are an excuse for inaction.Is Prism Really a Scandal?
Alan M. Dershowitz
June 9, 2013
But at this point the association should be regarded as informational rather than indicative of its source.Ricin Scare at the White House: An Eerie Post-9/11 Echo
April 17, 2013
Career fairs, résumé workshops, and informational interviews are all well and good.Study Shows Close Facebook Friends Are Effective in Finding New Jobs
March 14, 2013
The edge at most hedge funds is getting an informational edge, or using holdings to push for changes in management.Bridgewater May Be the Hottest Hedge Fund for Harvard Grads, but It’s Also the Weirdest
March 7, 2013
Historical Examples of informational
Most of the informational parts of the original story have been cut out.Here and Now Story Book
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Footnotes indexed with arabic numbers (as , ) are informational.The Works of Lord Byron
Next to this, that of hearing appears to be the most informational.In Beaver World
Enos Abijah Mills
It would be easy, he decided, to keep the informational quarantine.The Ties That Bind
Informational literature and post cards can be obtained at the information desk.Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina
- 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.