Information meaning

ĭnfər-māshən
Knowledge or facts learned, especially about a certain subject or event.
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The definition of information is news or knowledge received or given.

An example of information is what's given to someone who asks for background about something.

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Information is the summarization of data. Technically, data are raw facts and figures that are processed into information, such as summaries and totals. But since information can also be the raw data for the next job or person, the two terms cannot be precisely defined, and both are used interchangeably.It may be helpful to view information the way it is structured and used, namely: data, text, spreadsheets, pictures, voice and video. Data are discretely defined fields. Text is a collection of words. Spreadsheets are data in matrix (row and column) form. Pictures are lists of vectors or frames of bits. Voice is a continuous stream of sound waves. Video is a sequence of image frames. See universal server.
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A person or agency answering questions as a service to others.
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(computers) Processed, stored, or transmitted data.
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In information theory and computer science, a precise measure of the information content of a message, measured in bits and ranging from zero when the entire message is known in advance to some maximum when nothing is known of its content.
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(law) A formal accusation of a crime made by a public officer rather than by grand jury indictment in instances in which the offense, if a federal crime, is not a felony or in which the offense, if a state crime, is allowed prosecution in that manner rather than by indictment.
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A numerical measure of the uncertainty of an experimental outcome.
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As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data. [from 20th c.]

And as you can see in this slide, we then take the raw data and convert it into information.

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The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge.

Safety instructions are provided for the information of our passengers.

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(information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. [from 20th c.]
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Any data that can be stored in and retrieved from a computer.
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A criminal charge, typically for a lesser offense, that is filed by a prosecutor without resorting to a grand jury.
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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.

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An informing or being informed.

For your information, water accounts for about 60% of an adult's weight.

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A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. [from 20th c.]
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(law) An accusation, under oath, of a criminal offense, not by indictment of a grand jury, but by a public officer, such as a prosecutor.
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(Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]
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Knowledge acquired in any manner; facts; data; learning; lore.
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(now rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. [from 17th c.]
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(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.]
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(now rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. [from 14th c.]
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(computing) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.
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The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. [from 14th c.]

For your information, I did this because I wanted to.

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Something told; news; intelligence; word.
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Origin of information

  • From Anglo-Norman informacioun, enformation et al., Middle French informacion, enformacion et al. (French: information), and their source, Latin īnfōrmātiō (“formation, conception; education”), from the participle stem of īnformāre (“to inform”).

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