information Definition

  • 1facts or knowledge about someone or something
  • 2what is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or sequence of things

Using information: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "information" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The website provides information about local events.

  • Example

    I need more information before I can make a decision.

  • Example

    The book contains a lot of useful information.

  • Example

    She gave me some interesting information about the company.

information Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using information

  • get/have the information

    to obtain or possess the necessary facts or knowledge about something


    I need to get the information before I can make a decision.

  • the state of being overwhelmed with too much information


    I had to take a break from studying because I was experiencing information overload.

  • a term used in the 1990s to describe the internet and its potential for transmitting vast amounts of information quickly


    The advent of the information superhighway revolutionized the way we communicate and access information.

Phrases with information

  • information that is meant to be kept secret or private


    The employee was fired for leaking confidential information to the press.

  • information that provides context or history for a particular event or situation


    Before the interview, I did some research to get some background information on the company.

  • information that is known only by a select few people and is not available to the public


    He was accused of insider trading after using inside information to make stock trades.

Origins of information

from Latin 'informatio', meaning 'a shaping, formation, or design'


Summary: information in Brief

The term 'information' [ˌɪnfərˈmeɪʃən] refers to knowledge or facts about someone or something. It can be conveyed through various means, such as books, websites, or conversations. Phrases like 'confidential information' and 'background information' denote specific types of information, while idioms like 'information overload' and 'information superhighway' express the abundance and speed of information in modern times.

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