Definitions for informationˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. information, info(noun)

    a message received and understood

  2. information(noun)

    knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

  3. information(noun)

    formal accusation of a crime

  4. data, information(noun)

    a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

    "statistical data"

  5. information, selective information, entropy(noun)

    (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome

    "the signal contained thousands of bits of information"

GCIDE

  1. Information(n.)

    (Information Theory) A measure of the number of possible choices of messages contained in a symbol, signal, transmitted message, or other information-bearing object; it is usually quantified as the negative logarithm of the number of allowed symbols that could be contained in the message; for logarithms to the base 2, the measure corresponds to the unit of information, the hartley, which is log210, or 3.323 bits; called also information content. The smallest unit of information that can be contained or transmitted is the bit, corresponding to a yes-or-no decision.

  2. Information(n.)

    (Computers) Useful facts, as contrasted with raw data; as, among all this data, there must be some interesting information.

  3. Information(n.)

    Any fact or set of facts, knowledge, news, or advice, whether communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; any datum that reduces uncertainty about the state of any part of the world; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.

  4. Origin: [F., fr. L. informatio representation, conception. See Inform, v. t.]

Wiktionary

  1. information(Noun)

    Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something.

    I need some more information about this issue.

  2. information(Noun)

    The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification.

    For your information, I did this because I wanted to.

  3. information(Noun)

    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.

  4. information(Noun)

    The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation.

  5. information(Noun)

    The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training.

  6. information(Noun)

    The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation.

  7. information(Noun)

    Divine inspiration.

  8. information(Noun)

    Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit.

  9. information(Noun)

    A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber.

  10. information(Noun)

    As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data.

    And as you can see in this slide, we then take the raw data and convert it into information.

  11. Origin: From informacioun, enformation et al., informacion, enformacion et al. (French: information), and their source, informatio, from the participle stem of informare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Information(verb)

    the act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence

  2. Information(verb)

    news, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction

  3. Information(verb)

    a proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some offens against the government, instituted and prosecuted, really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on behalt of the government. It differs from an indictment in criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding of a grand juri. See Indictment

  4. Origin: [F., fr. L. informatio representation, conception. See Inform, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Information

    Information, in its general sense, is "Knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance". Information cannot be predicted and resolves uncertainty. The uncertainty of an event is measured by its probability of occurrence and is inversely proportional to that. The more uncertain an event is more information is required to resolve uncertainty of that event. The amount of information is measured in bits. Example: information in one "fair" coin flip: log2 = 1 bit, and in two fair coin flips is log2 = 2 bits. Information, in its most restricted technical sense, is a sequence of symbols that can be interpreted as a message. Information can be recorded as signs, or transmitted as signals. Information is any kind of event that affects the state of a dynamic system. Conceptually, information is the message being conveyed. The meaning of this concept varies in different contexts. Moreover, the concept of information is closely related to notions of constraint, communication, control, data, form, instruction, knowledge, meaning, understanding, mental stimuli, pattern, perception, representation, and entropy.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. information

    1. Facts, data, or instructions in any medium or form. 2. The meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in their representation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'information' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #211

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'information' in Written Corpus Frequency: #449

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'information' in Nouns Frequency: #46


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