- 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
synonym study for information
OTHER WORDS FROM informationin·for·ma·tion·al, adjectivenon·in·for·ma·tion·al, adjective
How to use information in a sentence
The Supreme Court’s decision in July to review the lower court’s opinion, rather than allow it to be implemented, prevented the committee from receiving the information this summer.Supreme Court postpones hearing on congressional effort to obtain secret Mueller material|Robert Barnes|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The Gardner Museum is offering a $10 million reward for information leading to the return of the art.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief|Katharine Weber|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Law enforcement gives its suspect DNA sample to a third-party laboratory, which runs further analysis before comparing the genetic information against publicly available genealogical website data.Prince George’s will use DNA registries to solve cold cases through new DOJ grant|Katie Mettler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Since its launch, 140 million people have visited the company’s voting information center, and on Election Day, 33 million people visited its election center, which included results as they came in.Facebook says it labeled 180 million debunked posts ahead of the election|Rachel Lerman, Heather Kelly|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call 703-803-0026.Man injured after two cars exchange gunfire on I-395 interstate in Arlington|Dana Hedgpeth|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The campaign was explicitly informational and intended to preach the gospel of less interference in the boardroom and the bedroom.
The senior AIPAC official said the conversation with the White House was informational.
For those who trust the government, these informational lacunas are an excuse for inaction.
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|John Avlon|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Career fairs, résumé workshops, and informational interviews are all well and good.Study Shows Close Facebook Friends Are Effective in Finding New Jobs|Nina Strochlic|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Consequently it left unimpaired the scope of informational and abstract, or "rationalistic" studies.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
There is no standard for determining the relative importance of this informational or utilitarian aim when compared to other aims.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
This is the trouble with our “informational literature” for children, of which very little is worthy of the name.Here and Now Story Book|Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Cornell University Library produced this volume to preserve the informational content of the deteriorated original.
Next to this, that of hearing appears to be the most informational.In Beaver World|Enos Abijah Mills
British Dictionary definitions for information
- 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)
Derived forms of informationinformational, adjective
Other Idioms and Phrases with information
see under gold mine.