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English noun: information

1. information (communication) a message received and understood


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.


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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