Definitions of information

  1. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. News, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands of bits of information" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a message received and understood Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The name of the document, sometimes called a criminal complaint or petition in which a prosecutor charges a criminal defendant with a crime, either a felony or a misdemeanor. The information tells the defendant what crime he is charged with, against whom and when the offense allegedly occurred, but the prosecutor is not obliged to go into great detail. If the defendant wants more specifics, he must ask for it by way of a discovery request. Compare indictment.
  6. Knowledge given; a law suit brought on behalf of the government; a declaration made before a magistrate to cause him to issue a summons or warrant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Intelligence given: knowledge: an accusation given to a magistate or court. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Knowledge communicated by others. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Intelligence communicated; knowledge acquired; accusation made to a magistrate or a court. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Intelligence; knowledge derived from reading or instruction; an accusation laid against a person in a court of law; to inform against, to accuse of a breach of law. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for information

  1. " My information is certain," the count replied. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  2. The information came at last from Old Dill, who dropped his voice while he spoke it. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood