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Information

Inˊfor-ma′tion

,
Noun.
[F., fr. L.
informatio
representation, conception. See
Inform
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.
The active
informations
of the intellect.
South.
Larger opportunities of
information
.
Rogers.
He should get some
information
in the subject he intends to handle.
Swift.
3.
(Law)
A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some offense against the government, instituted and prosecuted, really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on behalf of the government. It differs from an indictment in criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding of a grand jury. See
Indictment
.

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German

Noun

Information f (genitive Information, plural Informationen)

  1. information
  2. a piece of information

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English

Noun

information (usually uncountable, plural informations)

  1. 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.
  2. The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. [from 14th c.]
    For your information, I did this because I wanted to.
  3. (law) 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.]
  4. (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. [14th-17th c.]
  5. (now rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. [from 14th c.]
  6. (now rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. [from 17th c.]
  7. (computing) [] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.
  8. (Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]
  9. A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. [from 20th c.]
  10. (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. [from 20th c.]
  11. As contrasted with data, information is processed to extract relevant data. [from late 20th c. early 21th c.]
  12. (IT industry jargon) Any ordered sequence of symbols (or signals) (that could contain a message). [from late 20th c. early 21th c.]

Usage notes

  • 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 that should be adhering to it.

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Most common English words before 1923: force · character · taking · #466: information · seem · book · story

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from English information.

Noun

information c (singular definite informationen, plural indefinite informationer)

  1. (An) information.

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.fɔʁ.ma.sjɔ̃/

Noun

information f (plural informations)

  1. (countable) piece of information; datum
    Cette information nous est parvenue hier soir.
  2. (plural only) news
    Tous les jours, il regarde la télé le midi pour suivre les informations.
  3. (uncountable) information
    Théorie de l'information.

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Swedish

Etymology

From Latin informatio.

Pronunciation

Noun

information c

  1. information

Declension

Inflection of information 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative information informationen informationer informationerna
Genitive informations informationens informationers informationernas

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