Definitions of information

  1. a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands of bits of information" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. formal accusation of a crime Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a message received and understood Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Intelligence given: knowledge: an accusation given to a magistate or court. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Act of informing; knowledge; accusation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Knowledge communicated by others. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Informing, telling; thing told; (Law) charge, complaint, lodged with court or magistrate. Hence informational a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. Act of communicating knowledge;-intelligence; news; notice or advice sent or received by message or writing; -knowledge derived by perception, or by reading, instruction, &c. ; -communication of facts leading to a charge or accusation; -a charge or accusation exhibited before a court. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. Intelligence given, instruction ; charge or accusation exhibited; the act of informing or actuating. Complete Dictionary