Associations to the word «Information»

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INFORMATION, noun. Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something. [from 14th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. [from 14th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. (legal) A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to inform a magistrate of an offence and request a warrant; in the US, an accusation brought before a judge without a grand jury indictment. [from 15th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. [14th-17th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. (now rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. [from 14th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. (now rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. [from 17th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. (computing) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.
INFORMATION, noun. (Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. [from 20th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. [from 20th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. As contrasted with data, information is processed to extract relevant data. [from late 20th c. early 21th c.]
INFORMATION, noun. (Information Technology Industry Jargon) Any ordered sequence of symbols (or signals) (that could contain a message). [from late 20th c. early 21th c.]
INFORMATION AGE, proper noun. The current era, characterised by the increasing importance and availability of information (especially by means of computers), as opposed to previous eras (such as the Industrial Age) in which most endeavours related to some physical process or product.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, noun. (computing) The processing of data using computers, and the movement of data between computers.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, noun. (computing) The creation of computer systems and applications, especially those that move data around a computer network, between clients and servers, or over the Internet.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, noun. (computing) The computing and communications department of an organization.
INFORMATION ENGINE, noun. (thermodynamics) a theoretical engine that converts information into energy for use in work, decreasing heat entropy in the process
INFORMATION ENGINE, noun. (data processing) a data processor
INFORMATION ENTROPY, noun. (information theory) A measure of the uncertainty associated with a random variable ; a measure of the average information content one is missing when one does not know the value of the random variable (usually in units such as bits); the amount of information (measured in, say, bits) contained per average instance of a character in a stream of characters.
INFORMATION FLOAT, noun. The time between information becoming available and it being publicly broadcast.
INFORMATION HIDING, noun. (software) (object-oriented) The technique to hide information so that it is invisible from the outside of an object. (It is a principle of segregation of design decisions that are most likely to change, so that other parts of the program are protected from extensive modification.)
INFORMATION INTEGRITY, noun. (computing) The accuracy, consistency and reliability of the information content, processes and systems, especially with regard to database corruption.
INFORMATION MARKET, noun. Prediction market
INFORMATION MODEL, noun. An abstract but formal representation of entities including their properties, relationships and the operations that can be performed on them.
INFORMATION MODELING, noun. The process of creating information model.
INFORMATION OVERLOAD, noun. The inability to process everything one hears and sees; the availability or supply of too much information, or a state of stress which results.
INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, noun. (information science) The science of searching for information in documents, searching for documents themselves, searching for metadata which describe documents, or searching within databases, whether relational stand-alone databases or hypertextually-networked databases such as the World Wide Web.
INFORMATION SCIENCE, noun. (applied science) A broad and interdisciplinary science that deals with the gathering, classification, storage, manipulation, retrieval and analysis of information as an organized resource.
INFORMATION SCIENCES, noun. Plural of information science
INFORMATION SECURITY, noun. The protection of information and information systems from unauthorized access and disruption.
INFORMATION SPACE, noun. The totality of information, especially that which is accessible online
INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY, noun. (dated) (computing) The Internet and all other computer networks in the 1990s
INFORMATION SYMMETRY, noun. A condition in which all relevant information is known to all parties involved. For example, in the stock market, stock information has a full public disclosure, and all investors are in the same position to share information.
INFORMATION SYSTEM, noun. Any data processing system, either manual or computerized
INFORMATION SYSTEM, noun. Any telecommunications system whose primary function is to transmit and/or display data
INFORMATION SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of information system
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, noun. (computing) The practice of creating and/or studying computer systems and applications.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, noun. (computing) The computing department of an organization.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUBBLE, proper noun. Alternative term for dot-com bubble
INFORMATION THEORY, noun. (mathematics) A branch of applied mathematics and engineering involving the quantification of information sent over a communication channel, disregarding the meaning of the sent messages, exemplified by the noisy-channel coding theorem.
INFORMATION VELOCITY, noun. (physics) The speed at which information is transmitted through a particular medium
INFORMATION VELOCITY, noun. (marketing) The speed of information flow about a product in a market
INFORMATION VELOCITY, noun. (finance) The rate at which information that influences the price of securities in informationally efficient markets moves through the market.
INFORMATION WARFARE, noun. The use and management of information in pursuit of an advantage over an opponent, such as propaganda, disinformation, and gathering assurances that one's own information is accurate.

Dictionary definition

INFORMATION, noun. A message received and understood.
INFORMATION, noun. Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction.
INFORMATION, noun. Formal accusation of a crime.
INFORMATION, noun. A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data".
INFORMATION, noun. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands of bits of information".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.