- 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
Examples from the Web for 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
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|Daniel Gross|March 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So if they serve no informational purpose, one must then ask, what purpose do they serve?
Cornell University Library produced this volume to preserve the informational content of the deteriorated original.
Footnotes indexed with arabic numbers (as , ) are informational.The Works of Lord Byron|Lord Byron
Consequently it left unimpaired the scope of informational and abstract, or "rationalistic" studies.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
Later in the course, Bible narrative, history, and biography will supply the chief sources of informational material.How to Teach Religion|George Herbert Betts
Most of the informational parts of the original story have been cut out.Here and Now Story Book|Lucy Sprague Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for informational
- 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)
Word Origin and History for informational
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.
Idioms and Phrases with informational
see under gold mine.