From Middle English informacion, enformacion, borrowed from Anglo-Norman informacioun, enformation, Old French information, from Latin īnfōrmātiō (“formation, conception; education”), from the participle stem of īnformāre (“to inform”). Compare West Frisian ynformaasje (“information”), Dutch informatie (“information”), German Information (“information”), Danish information (“information”), Swedish information (“information”).
- 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.]
- (computing) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.
- (Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]
- A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. [from 20th c.]
- (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. [from 20th c.]
- As contrasted with data, information is processed to extract relevant data. [from late 20th c.]
- (information technology) Any ordered sequence of symbols (or signals) (that could contain a message). [from late 20th c.]
- The definition of information in the computing context is from an international standard vocabulary which, though formally accepted, is largely ignored by the computing profession.
- (An) 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.
- “information” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
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