From Middle English informacion, enformacion, borrowed from Anglo-Norman informacioun, enformation, Old French information, from Latin īnfōrmātiō (“formation, conception; education”), from the participle stem of īnformāre (“to inform”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɪn.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɪn.fɚˈmeɪ.ʃən/
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- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˌɪn.fəˈmæɪ.ʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- That which resolves uncertainty; anything that answers the question of "what a given entity is".
- 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.
- The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. [from 14th c.]
- For your information, I did this because I wanted to.
- (law, countable) 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.]
- 1968, Carl B. Cone, The English Jacobins, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, page 131:
- On May 21, 1792, the Attorney General filed an information against Paine charging him with seditious libel.
- (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. [14th–17th c.]
- (now rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. [from 14th c.]
- (now rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. [from 17th c.]
- (computing, formally) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.
- (Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]
- A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. [from 20th c.]
- (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. [from 20th c.]
- As contrasted with data, information is processed to extract relevant data. [from late 20th c.]
- (information technology) Any ordered sequence of symbols (or signals) (that could contain a message). [from late 20th c.]
- The definition of information in the computing context is from an international standard vocabulary which, though formally accepted, is largely ignored by the computing profession.
- black information
- chief information officer
- esthetic information
- Fisher information
- flight information region
- for your information
- freedom of information
- geographic information science
- geographic information system
- information and communications technology
- information assurance
- information desk
- information engine
- information entropy
- information fatigue
- information fatigue syndrome
- information float
- information hazard
- information hiding
- information impactedness
- information integrity
- information literacy
- information management
- information market
- information modeling
- information scent
- information space
- information technology bubble
- information-theoretic death
- information warfare
- inside information
- library and information science
- mutual information
- patient information leaflet
- quantum information science
- quantum information theory
- too much information
- white information
- information on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “information”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- information in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
- “information”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- (a piece of) information
information f (plural informations)
- (countable) piece of information; datum
- Cette information nous est parvenue hier soir.
- This piece of information reached us last night.
- (plural only) news
- Tous les jours, il regarde la télé le midi pour suivre les informations.
- Every day, he watches TV at noon to catch the news.
- (uncountable) information
- Théorie de l’information.
- Theory of information
- “information”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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