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information

 
Noun information has 5 senses
  1. information, info - a message received and understood
    --1 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --1 has particulars:
     ammunition; factoid; misinformation; material; details, inside information; fact; format, formatting, data format, data formatting; gen; database; news, intelligence, tidings, word; news; nuts and bolts; intelligence, intelligence information; confirmation; insider information; secret, arcanum; secret; propaganda; course of study, program, programme, curriculum, syllabus; news; evidence; tabulation, tabular matter; skinny; stuff; report card, report
    Derived form: verb inform1
  2. data, information - a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data"
    --2 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --2 has particulars: accounting data; metadata; raw data
    Derived form: verb inform1
  3. information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
    --3 is a kind of
    cognition, knowledge, noesis
    --3 has particulars:
     datum, data point; acquaintance, familiarity, conversance, conversancy; fact; example, illustration, instance, representative; circumstance, condition, consideration; background, background knowledge; descriptor; evidence, grounds; predictor; tip-off; stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input
    Derived form: verb inform1
  4. information, selective information, entropy - (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands of bits of information"
    --4 is a kind of information measure
  5. information - formal accusation of a crime
    --5 is a kind of
    accusation, accusal
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