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  1. in·for·ma·tion
  2. noun

    • 1. facts provided or learned about something or someone:

      a vital piece of information
    • 2. a formal criminal charge lodged with a court or magistrate by a prosecutor without the aid of a grand jury:

      the tenant may lay an information against his landlord
    • 3. what is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or sequence of things:

      genetically transmitted information
    • 4. data as processed, stored, or transmitted by a computer.

    • 5. (in information theory) a mathematical quantity expressing the probability of occurrence of a particular sequence of symbols, impulses, etc., as contrasted with that of alternative sequences.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: information, plural noun: informations

    • noun

      facts provided or learned about something or someone:

      a charge lodged with a magistrates' court:

    • noun

      visual or textual cues provided on a website to suggest what information it or its links may contain.

      the perceived usefulness of a website based on visual or textual cues.

    • noun

      the study or use of systems (especially computers and telecommunications) for storing, retrieving, and sending information:
    • noun

      the study of processes for storing and retrieving information, especially scientific or technical information.
    • noun

      the proliferation of the availability of information and the accompanying changes in its storage and dissemination owing to the use of computers.
    • noun

      the mathematical study of the coding of information in the form of sequences of symbols, impulses, etc., and of how rapidly such information can be transmitted, e.g., through computer circuits or telecommunications channels.
    • noun

      the state of being protected against the unauthorized use of information, especially electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this:
    • noun

      the tracing and recovery of specific information from stored data:
    • noun

      information available only to those within an organization.
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