Definitions of information

  1. a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; " statistical data"
  2. ( communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; " the signal contained thousands of bits of information"
  3. knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
  4. formal accusation of a crime
  5. a message received and understood
  6. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.
  7. News, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.
  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.
  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.
  11. Intelligence given: knowledge: an accusation given to a magistate or court.
  12. Act of informing; knowledge; accusation.
  13. Knowledge communicated by others.
  14. Intelligence communicated; knowledge acquired; accusation made to a magistrate or a court.
  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.

Usage examples for information

  1. You were the only person I cared to speak to, and I hoped that you might give me some information that would be of use; and, in return, I shall be very glad to help you in your love affair." – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  2. I mean that she's not at the Burnhams'; I mean that he does or does not know where she is, and that in either case he is not likely to give you information – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  3. But they could get no information out of Robin Clifford or Priscilla Priday, and the labourers on the farm knew nothing. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  4. No, you did not know that, my dear, but he has, and without the slightest success, although he has promised a heavy reward for any valuable information – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  5. " My information is certain," the count replied. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  6. The information came at last from Old Dill, who dropped his voice while he spoke it. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  7. 7478. Your ground for that statement, I understand, is the information you have received from the people themselves? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  8. I bought the information – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  9. You and I, my love, have special information that it will. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  10. " You forget that they have the same information as ourselves. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  11. The Dean gave information – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  12. It is no longer possible for us to hold the lad in check, because he will go straight away to such officers as he knows, giving information that we are here. – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  13. Now, can you give me any information – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  14. Of course I may use your information – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  15. Your information is not full. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  16. I thought you were asking for information – Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor by William Somerset Maugham
  17. I should be the last person to deny your Grace's right to all information – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  18. Can you get me some more information – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  19. I get quite a lot of information of schools from children. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill