informed

adjective

in·​formed in-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce informed (audio)
1
a
: having information
informed sources
informed observers
b
: based on possession of information
an informed opinion
2
: educated, knowledgeable
what the informed person should know
informedly
in-ˈfȯr-məd-lē How to pronounce informed (audio)
-ˈfȯrmd-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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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of informed was in the 15th century

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“Informed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/informed. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

informed

adjective
in·​formed in-ˈfȯ(ə)rmd How to pronounce informed (audio)
: having or based on information
informed sources
an informed decision

Legal Definition

informed

adjective
in·​formed
: based on or made with essential information
an informed judgment

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