[in-fer-mey-shuh n] /ˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən/
knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance; news:
information concerning a crime.
knowledge gained through study, communication, research, instruction, etc.; factual data:
His wealth of general information is amazing.
the act or fact of informing.
an office, station, service, or employee whose function is to provide information to the public:
The ticket seller said to ask information for a timetable.
(in information theory) an indication of the number of possible choices of messages, expressible as the value of some monotonic function of the number of choices, usually the logarithm to the base 2.
knowledge acquired through experience or study
knowledge of specific and timely events or situations; news
the act of informing or the condition of being informed
(informal) too much information, I don’t want to hear any more
late 14c., “act of informing,” from Old French informacion, enformacion “information, advice, instruction,” from Latin informationem (nominative informatio) “outline, concept, idea,” noun of action from past participle stem of informare (see inform). Meaning “knowledge communicated” is from mid-15c. Information technology attested from 1958. Information revolution from 1969.
see under gold mine
- Information algebra
Theoretical formalism for DP, never resulted in a language. Language Structure Group of CODASYL, ca. 1962. Sammet 1969, 709.
- Information appliance
noun See Internet appliance hardware (IA) A consumer device that performs only a few targeted tasks and is controlled by a simple touch-screen interface or push buttons on the device’s enclosure. [How does this differ from a PDA?] (1998-02-24)
noun 1. the design and organization of an online resource, usually with regard to usability. noun 1. (computing) the practice of structuring information for particular purposes
- Information broker
noun a person or company providing information to clients for a fee Usage Note computing