Essential Meaning of information
1 : knowledge that you get about someone or something : facts or details about a subject They're working to collect/gather information about the early settlers in the region. The pamphlet provides a lot of information on/about/concerning recent changes to the tax laws. See More Examplesdetailed/specific information He gave the police false/misleading information about his background. The conference will give us an opportunity to exchange/share information with other researchers. We can't make a decision until we have more/further/additional information. The tests have not yet uncovered any new information. I don't like having to reveal personal/private information when I fill in a job application. He's accused of withholding useful/valuable/vital information. My information is [=I have been told, I understand] that he will be arriving early this evening. We enclose a price list for your information. [=to provide you with information that we think will interest you]
2 US : a service that telephone users can call to find out the telephone number for a specified person or organization : directory assistance I couldn't remember his number so I had to call information.
Full Definition of information
b : the attribute inherent in and communicated by one of two or more alternative sequences or arrangements of something (such as nucleotides in DNA or binary digits in a computer program) that produce specific effects
c(1) : a signal or character (as in a communication system or computer) representing data
(2) : something (such as a message, experimental data, or a picture) which justifies change in a construct (such as a plan or theory) that represents physical or mental experience or another construct
d : a quantitative measure of the content of information specifically : a numerical quantity that measures the uncertainty in the outcome of an experiment to be performed
2 : the communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence
3 : the act of informing against a person
4 : a formal accusation of a crime made by a prosecuting officer as distinguished from an indictment presented by a grand jury
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