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information (cognition)

Definition:

knowledge acquired through study, experience, or instruction

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

inform

Derivative:

informational

Plural:

informations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"act of informing", from Old French informacion, from Latin informationem...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of information...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Information | fair

"Knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance." Information cannot be predicted and resolves uncertainty. The uncertainty of an event is measured by its probability of occurrence and is inversely proportional to that... (35 of 3465 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Information

Information (disambiguation)

a collection of related data or knowledge about a topic. Information may also refer to: Data, or data used in computing | Physical information contained in a system | Information theory, the mathematical theory of Information and communication |... (36 of 223 words, 18 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Information (disambiguation)

New World Dictionary:

information | informational [adjective, related]

an informing or being informed; especially, a telling or being told of something | something told; news; intelligence; word | knowledge acquired in ... (21 of 133 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/information

Collins Dictionary:

information | too much information [sense-specific] | data [sense-specific] | news [synonym, sense-specific] | informational [adjective, derived]

knowledge acquired through experience or study | knowledge of specific and timely events or situations; news | the act of informing or the condition ... (22 of 505 words, 10 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/information

Merriam-Webster:

information | advice [noun, British, sense-specific] | 411 [noun, British, sense-specific, slang] | intelligence [noun, British, sense-specific] | item [noun, British, sense-specific] | story [noun, British, sense-specific] | tidings [noun, British, sense-specific] | uncos [noun, British, sense-specific, Scottish] | word [noun, British, sense-specific] | ...

the communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence | knowledge obtained from investigation, study, or instruction ; "intelligence", "news" ; ... (19 of 311 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/information

Macmillan British Dictionary:

information [uncountable] | for someone's information | for your information

knowledge or facts about someone or something ; [only before noun] providing information | "for someone's information": intended to provide useful ... (20 of 294 words, 3 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/information

Random House Dictionary:

information | Directory Assistance [sense-specific]

knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance; news. | knowledge gained through study, communication, research, ... (17 of 213 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/information

Columbia Encyclopedia:

indictment | information | presentment

in criminal law, formal written accusation naming specific persons and crimes. Persons suspected of crime may be rendered liable to trial by ... (22 of 196 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0825133​.html

Wiktionary:

information | informations [law, plural] | notification [synonym, sense-specific] | accusation [synonym, sense-specific]

Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something. | The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. | [law] A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to... (40 of 184 words, 10 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/information

Oxford Dictionary:

information | informational [derived] | informationally [derived]

facts provided or learned about something or someone | [law] : a charge lodged with a magistrates' court | what is conveyed or represented by a ... (24 of 139 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/information

American Heritage Dictionary:

information | informational [adjective, related]

Knowledge derived from study, experience, or instruction. | Knowledge of specific events or situations that has been gathered or received by ... (20 of 99 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/information

Cambridge Dictionary:

information

facts about a situation, person, event, etc (7 of 58 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/information

Britannica Encyclopedia:

cognition

the process involved in knowing, or the act of knowing, which in its completeness includes perception and judgment. Cognition includes all processes ... (22 of 366 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/124474​/cognition

Encarta Dictionary:

information | directory assistance [North American, sense-specific] | informational [adjective, derived] | informationally [adverb, derived]

definite knowledge acquired or supplied about something or somebody | the collected facts and data about a specific subject | a telephone service that ... (22 of 122 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861621211​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

information

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "act of informing", from Old French informacion, from Latin informationem (nominative informatio) "outline, concept, idea", noun ... (19 of 35 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=information

Wiktionary:

information

Origin: Anglo-Norman informacioun, enformation et al., Middle French informacion, enformacion et al. (French: information), and their source, Latin īnfōrmātiō ("formation, conception; education"), from the... (23 of 29 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/information

Oxford Dictionary:

information

Origin: late Middle English (also in the sense "formation of the mind, teaching"), via Old French from Latin informatio(n-), from the verb ... (21 of 24 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/information

New World Dictionary:

information

Origin: Middle English informacioun from Old French information from Latin informatio, a representation, outline, sketch

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/information

Audio references

Wiktionary:

information

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "information"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/information

Collins Dictionary:

information

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "information"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/information

Macmillan American Dictionary:

information [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "information"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/information

Macmillan British Dictionary:

information [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "information"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/information

Cambridge Dictionary:

information

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "information"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "information"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/information

the Free Dictionary:

information

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "information"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "information"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "information" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/information

Google Dictionary:

information | informations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "information"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=information

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

information

Audio: North American pronunciation of "information"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=inform​08 word=information

YourDictionary Audio:

information

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "information" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/information

freedictionary.org:

information

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "information" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=information

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