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Definition 1: (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where information or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the signal contained thousands of bits of information

Synonyms for information in the sense of this definition

(information is a kind of ...) a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information

(information belongs to category ...) the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)

"communications is his major field of study"

Definition 2: knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction - [noun denoting cognition]

(information is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of information ) inside information that something is going to happen

(... is a kind of information ) information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events

"the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance"

(... is a kind of information ) your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

"the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"

(... is a kind of information ) a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system

(... is a kind of information ) information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem

"the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"

(... is a kind of information ) information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

"another consideration is the time it would take"

(... is a kind of information ) an item of information that is typical of a class or group

"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is an example on page 10"

(... is a kind of information ) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

"first you must collect all the facts of the case"

(... is a kind of information ) personal knowledge or information about someone or something

(... is a kind of information ) an item of factual information derived from measurement or research

(... is a kind of information ) any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

Definition 3: a message received and understood - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for information in the sense of this definition

(information is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of information ) information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint

"his admission provided ammunition for his critics"

(... is a kind of information ) important information about the plans or condition of a corporation that has not been released to the public; use for personal profit is illegal

(... is a kind of information ) information known only to a special group

"the secret of Cajun cooking"

(... is a kind of information ) something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)

"the combination to the safe was a secret" "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"

(... is a kind of information ) information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

(... is a kind of information ) an integrated course of academic studies

"he was admitted to a new program at the university"

(... is a kind of information ) information reported in a newspaper or news magazine

"the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"

(... is a kind of information ) (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved

(... is a kind of information ) the information displayed or recorded on an electronic device

(... is a kind of information ) information set out in tabular form

(... is a kind of information ) confidential information about a topic or person

"he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner"

(... is a kind of information ) information in some unspecified form

"it was stuff I had heard before" "there's good stuff in that book"

(... is a kind of information ) information that confirms or verifies

(... is a kind of information ) information or data that updates

"do you have the latest software update?" "I just heard the update on the unemployment figures"

(... is a kind of information ) secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)

"we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage"

(... is a kind of information ) something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print

(... is a kind of information ) information that is incorrect

(... is a kind of information ) information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form

"the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"

(... is a kind of information ) true confidential information

"after the trial he gave us the real details"

(... is a kind of information ) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

"he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"

(... is a kind of information ) the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

(... is a kind of information ) informal term for information

"give me the gen on your new line of computers"

(... is a kind of information ) an organized body of related information

(... is a kind of information ) information about recent and important events

"they awaited news of the outcome"

(... is a kind of information ) informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone

"it was news to me"

(... is a kind of information ) detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished

(... is a kind of information ) a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment

"his father signed his report card"

Definition 4: formal accusation of a crime - [noun denoting communication]

(information is a kind of ...) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

Definition 5: a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn - [noun denoting group]

Samples where information or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • statistical data

Synonyms for information in the sense of this definition

(information is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of information ) all the data (ledgers and journals and spreadsheets) that support a financial statement; can be hard copy or machine readable

(... is a kind of information ) data about data

"a library catalog is metadata because it describes publications"

(... is a kind of information ) unanalyzed data; data not yet subjected to analysis

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