From Anglo-Norman informacioun, enformation et al., Middle French informacion, enformacion et al. (French: information), and their source, Latin informātiō (“formation, conception; education”), from the participle stem of informāre (“to inform”).
- 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.
- The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. [from 14th c.]
- For your information, I did this because I wanted to.
- (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.]
- (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. [14th-17th c.]
- (now rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. [from 14th c.]
- (now rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. [from 17th c.]
- (Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]
- (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. [from 20th c.]
- A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. [from 20th c.]
- 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.
information f (plural informations)
- (countable) piece of information; datum
- Cette information nous est parvenue hier soir.
- (plural only) news
- Tous les jours, il regarde la télé le midi pour suivre les informations.
- (uncountable) information
- Théorie de l'information.
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