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information

  

      n  
1    knowledge acquired through experience or study  
2    knowledge of specific and timely events or situations; news  
3    the act of informing or the condition of being informed  
4   
a    an office, agency, etc., providing information  
b    (as modifier)  
information service     
5   
a    a charge or complaint made before justices of the peace, usually on oath, to institute summary criminal proceedings  
b    a complaint filed on behalf of the Crown, usually by the attorney general  
6      (Computing)  
a    the meaning given to data by the way in which it is interpreted  
b       another word for       data       2  
  informational      adj  


electronic flight information systems  
      pl n   (in an aircraft) the computer-operated visual displays on the flight deck, showing information about the aircraft's state and performance in flight  
information processing  
      n     (Computing)   the combined processing of numerical data, graphics, text, etc.  
information question  
      n      another term for       WH question  
information retrieval  
      n     (Computing)   the process of recovering specific information from stored data  
information science  
      n   the science of the collection, evaluation, organization, and dissemination of information, often employing computers  
information superhighway  
      n  
1    the concept of a worldwide network of computers capable of transferring all types of digital information at high speed  
2       another name for the       Internet     (Also called)    information highway  
information technology  
      n   the technology of the production, storage, and communication of information using computers and microelectronics,   (Abbrev.)    IT  
information theory  
      n   a collection of mathematical theories, based on statistics, concerned with methods of coding, transmitting, storing, retrieving, and decoding information  
management information system  
      n   an arrangement of equipment and procedures, often computerized, that is designed to provide managers with information  
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data  
      pl n  
1    a series of observations, measurements, or facts; information  
2      (Also called)    information            (Computing)   the information operated on by a computer program  
     (C17: from Latin, literally: (things) given, from dare to give)  
Although now often used as a singular noun, data is properly a plural  


electronic flight information systems  
      pl n   (in an aircraft) the computer-operated visual displays on the flight deck, showing information about the aircraft's state and performance in flight  
information  
      n  
1    knowledge acquired through experience or study  
2    knowledge of specific and timely events or situations; news  
3    the act of informing or the condition of being informed  
4   
a    an office, agency, etc., providing information  
b    (as modifier)  
information service     
5   
a    a charge or complaint made before justices of the peace, usually on oath, to institute summary criminal proceedings  
b    a complaint filed on behalf of the Crown, usually by the attorney general  
6      (Computing)  
a    the meaning given to data by the way in which it is interpreted  
b       another word for       data       2  
  informational      adj  
information processing  
      n     (Computing)   the combined processing of numerical data, graphics, text, etc.  
information question  
      n      another term for       WH question  
information retrieval  
      n     (Computing)   the process of recovering specific information from stored data  
information science  
      n   the science of the collection, evaluation, organization, and dissemination of information, often employing computers  
information superhighway  
      n  
1    the concept of a worldwide network of computers capable of transferring all types of digital information at high speed  
2       another name for the       Internet     (Also called)    information highway  
information technology  
      n   the technology of the production, storage, and communication of information using computers and microelectronics,   (Abbrev.)    IT  
information theory  
      n   a collection of mathematical theories, based on statistics, concerned with methods of coding, transmitting, storing, retrieving, and decoding information  
management information system  
      n   an arrangement of equipment and procedures, often computerized, that is designed to provide managers with information  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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information

  
  
advice, blurb, counsel, data, dope     (informal)   facts, gen     (Brit. informal)   info     (informal)   inside story, instruction, intelligence, knowledge, latest     (informal)   lowdown     (informal)   material, message, news, notice, report, tidings, word  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
to blag information is to obtain it illegally by impersonating somebody on the phone
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
[Comp.]
n.
the method of using knowledge or information in order to understand something
Deduction in reading is a very important strategy because usually there are many words that you don't know, but can still be guessed with the prior knowledge you have.
v.
to overshare is to share too much intimate information with somebody
"sorry, have I overshared?"
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
n.
a lengthy commercial (frequently of a half-hour or hour's duration) parading as information or a documentary, though not necessarily presented by a celebrity.
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
n.
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
[Tech.]
exp.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems in which online interactions takes place.
[Tech.]
exp.
The act to use another person’s cyber identifying information with intent to defraud others online.
[Leg.];[Tech.] criminal act to steal person information online
n.
digitalizing information in order to keeping it available and exploitable in time
[Tech.] digitalizing = putting something in a format that can be easily read by a computer
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.

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