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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Information \In`for*ma"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. informatio
   representation, cinception. See {Inform}, v. t.]
   1. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or

            The active informations of the intellect. --South.

   2. News, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or
      obtained by personal study and investigation;
      intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation,
      or instruction.

            Larger opportunities of information.  --Rogers.

            He should get some information in the subject he
            intends to handle.                    --Swift.

   3. (Law) A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some
      offens against the government, instituted and prosecuted,
      really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on
      behalt of the government. It differs from an indictment in
      criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding
      of a grand juri. See {Indictment}.

Source : WordNet®

     n 1: a message received and understood [syn: {info}]
     2: a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn;
        "statistical data" [syn: {data}]
     3: knowledge acquired through study or experience or
     4: (communication theory) a numerical measure of the
        uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands
        of bits of information" [syn: {selective information}, {entropy}]
     5: formal accusation of a crime
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