Definition of information in English:


Line breaks: in|for|ma¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 2.2(In information theory) a mathematical quantity expressing the probability of occurrence of a particular sequence of symbols, impulses, etc., as against that of alternative sequences.



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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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).

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