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Pronunciation:  `infur'meyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands of bits of information"
  2. [n]  knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
  3. [n]  a message received and understood that reduces the recipient's uncertainty
  4. [n]  formal accusation of a crime
  5. [n]  a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data"

INFORMATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: data, entropy, info, selective information
 See Also: accumulation, accusal, accusation, acquaintance, aggregation, arcanum, assemblage, background, background knowledge, circumstance, cognition, collection, condition, confirmation, consideration, content, conversance, conversancy, course of study, curriculum, data format, data formatting, data point, database, datum, details, evidence, evidence, example, fact, fact, factoid, familiarity, format, formatting, gen, grounds, illustration, information measure, input, inside information, insider information, instance, intelligence, intelligence information, knowledge, material, message, misinformation, news, noesis, nuts and bolts, predictor, program, propaganda, raw data, report, report card, representative, secret, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, study, stuff, subject matter, substance, syllabus, tabular matter, tabulation, tidings, tip-off, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Accusatory document, filed by the prosecutor, detailing the charges against the defendant. An alternative to an indictment, it serves to bring a defendant to trial.
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