information
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌɪnfəɹˈmeɪʃən/

Noun

information (uncountable)

  1. That which resolves uncertainty; anything that answers the question of "what a given entity is".
  2. Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something. [from 14th c.]
    I need some more information about this issue.
  3. The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. [from 14th c.]
    For your information, I did this because I wanted to.
  4. (legal) A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to inform a magistrate of an offence and request a warrant; in the US, an accusation brought before a judge without a grand jury indictment. [from 15th c.]
  5. (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. [14th-17th c.]
  6. (now rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. [from 14th c.]
  7. (now rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. [from 17th c.]
  8. (computing) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.
  9. (Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]
  10. A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. [from 20th c.]
  11. (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the ll en. [from 20th c.]
  12. As contrasted with data, information is processed to extract relevant data. [from late 20th c.]
  13. (information technology) Any ordered sequence of symbols (or signals) (that could contain a message). [from late 20th c.]
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