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English noun: information

1. information (communication) a message received and understood


Synonymsinfo


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)ammunition, arcanum, confirmation, course of study, curriculum, data format, data formatting, database, details, evidence, fact, factoid, format, formatting, gen, inside information, insider information, intelligence, intelligence, intelligence information, material, misinformation, news, news, news, nuts and bolts, program, programme, propaganda, read-out, readout, report, report card, secret, secret, skinny, stuff, syllabus, tabular matter, tabulation, tidings, word

2. information (cognition) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis


Narrower (hyponym)acquaintance, background, background knowledge, circumstance, condition, consideration, conversance, conversancy, data point, datum, descriptor, evidence, example, fact, familiarity, grounds, illustration, input, instance, predictor, representative, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, tip-off

3. information (communication) formal accusation of a crime


Broader (hypernym)accusal, accusation

4. information (group) a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn


SamplesStatistical data.


Synonymsdata


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)accounting data, metadata, raw data

5. information (attribute) (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome


SamplesThe signal contained thousands of bits of information.


Synonymsentropy, selective information


Broader (hypernym)information measure


Domain categorycommunication theory, communications









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