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information Syllabification: in·for·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌinfərˈmāSH(ə)n/

Definition of information in English:


1Facts provided or learned about something or someone: a vital piece of information
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  • The unit will provide information and advice to members of the public on their rights and entitlements.
  • Facts provide information which is free from the contamination of a subjective viewpoint.
  • They will also be consulted on plans for future developments and receive regular information about the hospital.
instruction, advice, guidance, direction, counsel, enlightenment;
news, word;
informal info, lowdown, dope, dirt, inside story, scoop, poop
1.1 Law A formal criminal charge lodged with a court or magistrate by a prosecutor without the aid of a grand jury: the tenant may lay an information against his landlord
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  • The rule developed during a period of extreme formality and technicality in the preferring of indictments and laying of informations.
  • However, the duty of the court is to hear informations which are properly before it.
  • The Local Court Magistrate quashed and declared void the informations.
2What is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or sequence of things: genetically transmitted information
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  • Nearly half are sensory which convey information to the brain; the rest are motor which transmit orders from the brain.
  • Topic Maps are useful because they convey more information we can use.
  • The bandwidth constraints of the internet force us to find more concise ways to represent information.
2.1 Computing Data as processed, stored, or transmitted by a computer.
Example sentences
  • All the cards contain a computer chip which stores information, such as what type of meal has been purchased by the pupil.
  • Although the hardware is still at a very basic stage, the theory of how quantum computers process information is well advanced.
  • At that price, he reasoned, it would finally be cheaper to store information on computer than it is on paper.


Late Middle English (also in the sense 'formation of the mind, teaching'), via Old French from Latin informatio(n-), from the verb informare (see inform).



Pronunciation: /ˌinfərˈmāSH(ə)n(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The addition of the colored bars and grouping of various informational segments is very helpful and a great idea.
  • Call now, to get your informational packet and free instructional videotape!
  • But that was informational, I can see why she would ask me that.


Pronunciation: /-SHənl-ē/
Example sentences
  • You're always going to have some of it, but it can be reduced, at least during the next six months or so during this critical period politically, militarily, informationally around the world.
  • As Fine points out, ‘the idea of development itself… is simply reduced to the alternative arrangements for dealing with informationally - based market imperfections’ .
  • Mature, informationally open societies, such as today's English-speaking nations of Western culture, are self-correcting, not only economically but socially, culturally, and politically.

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