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information Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a message received and understood
  2. noun knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
  3. noun formal accusation of a crime
  4. noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    • statistical data
  5. noun (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
    selective information; entropy.
    • the signal contained thousands of bits of information

In`for*ma"tion noun
F., fr. L. informatio representation, cinception. See Inform, v. t.
  1. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.
    The active informations of the intellect. South.
  2. News, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.
    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 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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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