in·​formed | \ in-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce informed (audio) \

Definition of informed

1a : having information informed sources informed observers
b : based on possession of information an informed opinion
2 : educated, knowledgeable what the informed person should know

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Other Words from informed

informedly \ in-​ˈfȯrmd-​lē How to pronounce informedly (audio) , -​ˈfȯr-​məd-​lē \ adverb

Examples of informed in a Sentence

Informed sources told us of the new policy. We need to spend more time researching our options so that we can make an informed choice.

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But that's just informed speculation without further word from Sony, and Sony has not yet publicly commented about the incident. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Sony tries to upload movie trailer to YouTube, posts entire movie instead," 3 July 2018 By making this information public, people can be more informed in trying to prevent future situations, Kveton said. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "St. John police make data public in push for transparency," 15 June 2018 She was not informed because the courts and law enforcement, though well-meaning, had no obligation to keep her informed. German Lopez, Vox, "How Marsy’s Law performed in the 2018 midterm elections," 7 Nov. 2018 Two popular monitors that promise to keep parents informed about their babies' vital signs scored poorly in a test comparing them with actual hospital quality monitors, researchers say. Fox News, "Consumer baby monitors may get vital signs wrong," 21 Aug. 2018 As your body changes, stay informed about what additional screenings may be needed. Nathan Levitt, SELF, "6 Things Every Transgender Person Should Know About Going to the Doctor," 11 June 2018 The idea was to cement the social network as a one-stop shop for everything a person might need to stay informed about friends and current events throughout the day. Alyssa Newcomb /, NBC News, "Facebook 'trending' section is dead as company offers new approach to breaking news," 1 June 2018 We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Pro-Israel Group Lobbies for U.S. Aid, Funds Congressional Trips," 14 Feb. 2019 That knowledge could help new users make more informed decisions about training days, intensity levels, and rest periods. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data," 27 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of informed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of informed

: having information
: based on information



Legal Definition of informed

: based on or made with essential information an informed judgment

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