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Definition of "information" [in•for•ma•tion]

  • Knowledge derived from study, experience, or instruction. (noun)
  • Knowledge of specific events or situations that has been gathered or received by communication; intelligence or news. See Synonyms at knowledge. (noun)
  • A collection of facts or data: statistical information. (noun)
  • The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge: Safety instructions are provided for the information of our passengers. (noun)
  • Computer Science Processed, stored, or transmitted data. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "information" in a sentence
  • "The information... information... information* can be found at the end of the video:"
  • "Unlike the fictional president in Tom Clancy's “Sum of All Fears” – who was tricked into that “really bad information” – Bush and his team have actively sought out the bad information and assembled it as justification for going to war."
  • "Lord Chancellor: "Whether, by the _law of England_, and constant practice in all prosecutions by _indictment and information_ for crimes and misdemeanors by writing or speaking, the particular words supposed to be written or spoken must not be expressly specified in the indictment or information?""