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spoken English33.61%written English66.39% conversational speech10.03%task-oriented speech89.97% imaginative writing15.22%informational writing84.78%
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Definition of the noun information

What does information mean as a name of something?

Information is one of the top 50 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: - (uncountable) / informations (law)

  1. a message received and understood
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of information: info
    • more generic terms: content / message / subject matter / substance = what a communication that is about something is about
    • more specific terms:
      • ammunition = information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint
      • factoid = something resembling a fact
      • misinformation = information that is incorrect
      • material = information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
      • inside information / details = true confidential information
      • fact = a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
      • data formatting / data format / formatting / format = the organization of information according to preset specifications
      • gen = informal term for information
      • database = an organized body of related information
      • intelligence / tidings / news / word = information about recent and important events
      • news = informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone
      • nuts and bolts = detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished
      • intelligence information / intelligence = secret information about an enemy
      • update = information or data that updates
      • confirmation = information that confirms or verifies
      • insider information = important information about the plans or condition of a corporation that has not been released to the public
      • arcanum / secret = information known only to a special group
      • secret = something that should remain hidden from others
      • propaganda = information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
      • course of study / curriculum / programme / syllabus / program = an integrated course of academic studies
      • news = information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
      • evidence = all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
      • read-out / readout = the information displayed or recorded on an electronic device
      • tabular matter / tabulation = information set out in tabular form
      • skinny = confidential information about a topic or person
      • stuff = information in some unspecified form
      • report card / report = a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
  2. knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
  3. formal accusation of a crime
  4. a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  5. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome

Specialised definition of the noun information

Glossary of justice

statement by which a magistrate is informed of the offence for which a summons or warrant is required – the procedure by which this statement is brought to the magistrates' attention is known as laying an information


Information is a record label.


  1. "Information" is a 1983 album by Welsh rock musician Dave Edmunds. The album was his second release for Arista Records and Columbia Records.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released in (32 years ago)
  2. "Information" is the first album by Berlin, released in 1980 by Vinyl Records. It was recorded during the period when Terri Nunn had temporarily left the band to pursue an acting career and Virginia Macolino performed the lead vocals. Several songs were written by previous lead singer Toni Childs who went solo prior to the album's release.
  3. "Information" is a musical album of UCHU.
    • released on
  4. "Information" is a musical single of Tim Bick.
    • released on
  5. "Information" is a musical single of Charta 77.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  6. "Information" is a musical album of Classified.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  7. "Information" is a musical album of Estelle Kokot.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  8. "Information" is a musical EP of Groof.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  9. "Information" is a musical album of Toenut.
    • released on (20 years ago)


"Information" is a written work.


  1. Information is that which informs, i.e. that from which knowledge and data can be derived. As it regards data, the information's existence is not necessarily coupled to an observer, while in the case of knowledge, information requires a cognitive observer. At its most fundamental, information is any propagation of cause and effect within a system. Information is conveyed either as the content of a message or through direct or indirect observation of some thing. That which is perceived can be construed as a message in its own right, and in that sense, information is always conveyed as the content of a message. Information can be encoded into various forms for transmission and interpretation. For example, information may be encoded into signs, and transmitted via signals.
    • also known as General Information, Info, General Contact, General, General Info
  2. Information: An information is a formal criminal charge made by a prosecutor, without the necessity of obtaining a grand jury indictment.

Phrases with Information

Phrases starting with the word Information:

  1. information age
  2. Information model
  3. Information space
  4. Information market
  5. information return
  6. information system
  7. information theory
  8. Information Entropy
  9. information measure
  10. information science
  11. information warfare
  12. information bulletin
  13. Information modeling
  14. Information overload
  15. Information security
  16. Information Symmetry

Phrases ending with the word Information:

  1. inside information
  2. Mutual information
  3. insider information
  4. Esthetic Information

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Information

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Google previewAn Investigation of Operationalized Constructs of Second ...

The pitch peak on the focus word accentuates the contrast between new and old/ given information: new information refers to thoughts that the speaker intends to convey, and old information refers to thoughts that are already discussed or ...

Google previewHandbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains (2016)

by Jamil, George Leal, Soares, António Lucas, Pessoa, Cláudio Roberto Magalhães

Information is a quantity that measures and/ or reduces the uncertainty: that is, everything that reduces the uncertainty...

Google previewFinancial Investigation and Forensic Accounting, Third Edition (2010)

by George A. Manning, Ph.D, CFE, EA

Out-of-sequence information is a specific case of an “unnecessary link.” This means every “out-of-sequence” information is an unnecessary link. However, an unnecessary link is not always out of sequence. The two types of unnecessary links ...

Google previewProceedings of the Conference Accounting and Economics (2014)

In Honour of the 500th Anniversary of the Publication of Luca Pacioli's Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni Et Propotionalita, Siena, 18-19 November 1992 by Martin Shubik

Economic information is a concrete assessment of an ideal construct. It is the...

Google previewThe Bonds of Trade (2012)

Economic Institutions in Pre-modern Northern Europe by Mika Kallioinen

Information is a key resource in all human activities.

Google previewPostgreSQL Developer's Guide (2015)

by Ibrar Ahmed, Asif Fayyaz, Amjad Shahzad

Understanding all the information is the first step ...

Google previewSpatial Database Systems (2007)

Design, Implementation and Project Management by Albert K.W. Yeung, G. Brent Hall

One of the major driving forces behind the recent popularisation of spatial information is the increasing availability of spatial data...

Google previewBecome a Winner Claiming Thoroughbred Race Horses (2005)

Handicap Like a Pro, Claim Like a Pro, a Guide for the Beginner Or the Pro by Marino Specogna

Past Performances Daily Racing Form 64 Reading from left to right the first information is the past race date. This is followed by the track initial, denoting where the race took place, and the race number. There is then a notation on the track ...

Google previewDealing with the Coffee Crisis in Central America (2003)

Impacts and Strategies

Information is the lifeblood of efficient agricultural markets. The availability of accurate price and...

Market information is a public good and offers valid arguments for it to be jump-started with public funds. However, around the world, many ...

Google previewMillennium development goals (2009)

Any information is a mouse click away. Processing the information is the skill that is required today. But we still pay emphasis on the rote memory skills of the students in our system of education. The paper discusses all these aspects and also ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

HISP HEDIC: Healthcare Electronic Data Information Coalition HEDIS: Health Plan Employer Data Information System HEDITP: Healthcare Electronic Data Information Trading Partner HEFMTM: Healthcare Enterprise Feedback ...

Google previewHIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Third Edition (2013)


Corporation CCS Certified Coding Specialist AHIMA American Health Information Management Association CCS-P Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-based AHIMA American Health Information Management Association CDE Certified ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Science and Technology (2012)

by Mehdi Khosrowpour

Lurker: a user who mainly consumes others' information in an online community, but does not participate actively with ...

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Usage statistics about information

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun information:

spoken English33.61%written English66.39% conversational speech10.03%task-oriented speech89.97% imaginative writing15.22%informational writing84.78%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun information:


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Quotes about Information

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. (Tom Clancy)
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Scrabble value of I1N1F4O1R1M3A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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