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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Information  \In`for*ma"tion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  informatio 
  representation,  cinception.  See  {Inform},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  informing,  or  communicating  knowledge  or 
  intelligence. 
 
  The  active  informations  of  the  intellect.  --South. 
 
  2.  News  advice,  or  knowledge,  communicated  by  others  or 
  obtained  by  personal  study  and  investigation; 
  intelligence;  knowledge  derived  from  reading,  observation, 
  or  instruction. 
 
  Larger  opportunities  of  information.  --Rogers. 
 
  He  should  get  some  information  in  the  subject  he 
  intends  to  handle.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  (Law)  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  information 
  n  1:  a  message  received  and  understood  that  reduces  the 
  recipient's  uncertainty  [syn:  {info}] 
  2:  a  collection  of  facts  from  which  conclusions  may  be  drawn; 
  "statistical  data"  [syn:  {data}] 
  3:  knowledge  acquired  through  study  or  experience  or 
  instruction 
  4:  (communication  theory)  a  numerical  measure  of  the 
  uncertainty  of  an  outcome;  "the  signal  contained  thousands 
  of  bits  of  information"  [syn:  {selective  information},  {entropy}] 
  5:  formal  accusation  of  a  crime 




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