Talk:information

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Please help ! What do i do if the same word is used in several languages?

I tried to illustrate by example. I hope this helps. I only put the translations into many languages under English. No need to unnecessarily duplicate information.Polyglot 19:56, 12 Oct 2003 (UTC)


thank you! Are you from nl ? i am french living in germany...

I'm Belgian living in the Dutch speaking part of Germany. By the way you can sign your comments with 3 or 4 ~ signs. That makes it easier to know where the comments come from. Welcome to the Wiktionary!Polyglot 20:22, 12 Oct 2003 (UTC)

j'ai compris Sergio1956 20:52, 12 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Plural[edit]

information (countable and uncountable; plural informations)

Most people I know say that informations is wrong, information is uncountable and so it is the plural form of itself. And now wiktionary says informations does exists. --147.142.13.21 23:11, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

User:DCDuring added that bit of information. In my American English, it does not exist. Or rather, it does exist, but in French: s’il vous plaît donnez-moi les informations. —Stephen 00:25, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
It seems to be in old legal documents. Try searching for "these informations" (as a quoted phrase) in Google Books. Equinox 00:27, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Since I added the demonstrably valid plural, which applies to the legal sense, we have a better way of indicating plurals of usually uncountable nouns, to which I have altered the inflection line.
I know that information is one of the most commonly used examples of uncountability. The facts of the case should suggest that uncountability is rarely a property of all senses of a noun, though many grammar books and some dictionaries say or imply that it is. Our own Glossary uses "information" and badly chosen wording in line with the prevailing erroneous tendencies. The prevailing practice may be appropriate for a not-too-advanced ESL or grammar book, but does not belong in what aspires to be a more complete reference work. DCDuring TALK 02:41, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Hyphenation[edit]

What is the correct hyphenation of information? Both UK and US. Thanks. (PS: Why are hyphenations so rarely available in en.wiktionary?) --Woderkant (talk) 10:46, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Part of the problem is that it's hard to find good references for it. But in this case, in·for·ma·tion seems good for both UK and US. Ƿidsiþ 11:09, 14 January 2014 (UTC)