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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
acted on information
▪ Police say they acted on information received.
Additional information
Additional information can be obtained from the centre.
an information centre
▪ For further details contact the Tourist Information Centre.
ask for information
▪ I wrote asking for information about language classes.
basic information
▪ This leaflet has been designed to provide some basic information.
collate information/results/data/figures
▪ A computer system is used to collate information from across Britain.
comprehensive information
▪ The information we have is fairly comprehensive.
computerized information
computerized information
conflicting information
▪ There’s a lot of conflicting information about what is best for you to eat.
contextual information/factors etc
convey information
▪ Your movements also convey information to people.
correct information
▪ I’m not sure that I’ve been given the correct information.
crucial information
▪ The government did not publicize this crucial information.
▪ Some companies have already voluntarily disclosed similar information.
divulge information/secrets/details etc (to sb)
▪ It is not company policy to divulge personal details of employees.
essential information
▪ You can get essential travel information from the website.
extract information
▪ They used torture to extract information about their families.
factual information/knowledge/statements etc
▪ Libraries are stores of factual information.
further details/information etc
▪ Visit our website for further details.
Home Information Pack
inaccurate information/data etc
▪ He was fined $300,000 for making inaccurate statements to Congress.
information centre
information overload
▪ The greater the amount of data, the greater the risk of information overload.
information overload
▪ the modern day information overload
information pack
▪ Send away for your free information pack today.
information retrieval
information science
information superhighway
information technology
information theory
▪ The police were contacted by a number of people who had valuable information about the bombings.
information/ticket etc office
▪ the tourist office
▪ Is there a lost property office?
Office Of Public Sector Information, the
piece of advice/information/gossip etc
▪ Let me give you a piece of advice.
▪ We’re witnessing a piece of history in the making.
▪ If you would like to receive further information, return the attached form.
seek advice/information
▪ If in any doubt, seek the advice of a senior officer.
the information age (=since the Internet has become widely used)
▪ Business has had to evolve in the information age.
up-to-date information/data/figures/news etc
▪ They have access to up-to-date information through a computer database.
up-to-the-minute information
▪ The general lacked up-to-the-minute information at the crucial moment.
useful information/advice
▪ She gave me some useful advice.
vital information
▪ The radio was a source of vital information on sea and weather conditions.
▪ To see how men began to entertain values and engage in the pursuit of excellence we need additional sources of information.
▪ For additional information please read Jan.
▪ The additional property information form is appropriate for leasehold property.
▪ If you need additional assistance or information, phone direct to Myrtle Beach at 0-800-89-1390.
▪ For additional information the original papers should be consulted.
▪ The searcher is kept better informed as to related terms under which additional information or documents have been indexed.
▪ It gives additional information which can be used as experience grows and by those who already possess some knowledge of Homoeopathy.
▪ The figure therefore gives the possible combinations of project outcome and additional information.
▪ Different interpretations might be applied to different organizations, but the basic information needs are the same.
▪ It provided basic information on Soviet missile testing and, development.
▪ The basic information they needed had been discovered more than two centuries before.
▪ Many genealogists are surprised to find that some of the most basic information is not on the Internet.
▪ But many poor countries lack even basic information about existing education and health programmes.
▪ Another study found that acquainting students with basic job information in high school was associated with higher earnings in the future.
▪ An investment overview should therefore quickly impart the essential basic information which will interest the potential purchaser.
▪ It includes basic information for the newcomer either as a solo performer or as a team flyer.
▪ The first concerns the definition of confidential information.
▪ He has his confidential sources of information.
▪ Schering disclosed what it regarded as confidential information to Falkman and the expert for this purpose.
▪ A separate venue must be available, however, if confidential information is to be considered in relation to nursing care.
▪ Thus if the confidential information was published in full detail then the initial recipient would not have a head start.
▪ Whether or not a policy exists, social services staff have a legal duty to keep confidential all information which is given to them.
▪ Treat as completely confidential any information they bring to you.
▪ For example, online techniques are being increasingly used for the rapid transmission of confidential non-publicly available information.
▪ The ability to search for supporting detailed information as time and necessity dictate. 11.
▪ Many asked for more clearly presented and detailed information with less false claims.
▪ More detailed information can be obtained on an adhoc basis.
▪ For more detailed information about the allocation of Offline Manager privilege, see Section 11 of this manual.
▪ The detailed information that my hon. Friend requires can be found in documentation that has been placed in the Library.
▪ More detailed information is available free on request.
▪ Documentation is well written and contains detailed information on usage of the function calls.
▪ All three send out very detailed information which should help you to decide whether open learning really is for you.
▪ However it can be used when the buyer is clearly seeking factual information.
▪ They serve as role models and sources of factual information for other teens.
▪ In practice this may not be onerous as very limited factual information is contained in the typical advertisement.
▪ Many respondents criticized campus police for not disclosing enough factual information about the racial events, fueling rumors and speculation.
▪ The approach to course design emphasises the development of understanding of key ideas rather than extensive memorisation of detailed factual information.
▪ Yes, you memorized all types of lists and pieces of factual information with regard to, say, the physical sciences.
▪ In historical writing you may need a great deal of factual information to support your argument or opinion.
▪ Use the written word when possible, particularly for factual information of times, prices, dates, sizes and explicit details.
▪ CompuServe is serious, a great place for financial information or technical advice about your computer.
▪ Careful consideration should be given to the timing of the release of both beneficial and potentially awkward financial information.
▪ It even went so far as to share financial information that previously had been restricted to management.
▪ B in markets for news and financial information.
▪ As noted in Section 5.1.3, financial information is required by planners at the corporate level.
▪ The financial information on credit reports, such as bank accounts and loans, is tightly regulated.
▪ Please complete the attached coupon for further information.
▪ There were also several other schemes for which further information was not subsequently obtained.
▪ Look for these products in your high street stores or write for stockists and further information to Abbey Kapok &038; Fillings,.
▪ For further information on this service contact the Occupational Pensions Board on.
▪ For further information see the expedition report.
▪ Some of these rules prohibit the misuse of inside information.
▪ When Milken trades junk bonds, he has inside information.
▪ Almost any conversation with a company would probably put the analysts in possession of inside information.
▪ Of course, not everyone gets caught, nor do the laws cover everyone with inside information.
▪ A number of the Take-over Panel rules prohibit trading on the basis of inside information.
▪ On the day the inside information was made public, the price of the share concerned jumped to reflect it.
▪ As there are no Premier games between now and 14 Jan, we all have the same inside information.
▪ In Britain, the balance of the equation favouring the exploitation of inside information is changing.
▪ Inventions - the discovery of new information about the production process - are a particular example of this general theme.
▪ He found that over two-thirds of the neurons increase their activity when a new item of information enters memory.
▪ Stinson gives as much definition as one reasonably can, but there is no new information here.
▪ Those guidelines evolved over time as new information was acquired.
▪ The impression you gave that I provided your reporter with new information following the meeting is totally false.
▪ The possible impacts of these new information technologies are considered later in this chapter.
▪ This information may be relevant as a reminder or it may be presented as new information.
▪ They allow you to acquire new information more reliably.
▪ Try processing all the relevant information contained in the problem to help you come up with one plausible explanation.
▪ The market permits people to make decisions and to act without going through the impossible task of collecting all the relevant information.
▪ The social workers were bound by rules of confidentiality and legal requirements which prevented them from revealing any relevant information.
▪ But the reader has no way of knowing because the relevant information has not been given by the writer.
▪ Always answer with a greeting and any relevant information, such as' Good morning!
▪ All those decision making activities for which relevant information existed only in implicit form were carried out exclusively by experts.
▪ To ensure a mutually beneficial outcome it is necessary that both parties be fully informed of all relevant information.
▪ The professional therefore needs to keep an open mind to check on relevant information.
▪ Each is a slim volume but so packed with useful information and recipes that the price of £4.99 seems modest.
▪ Maps, climate charts and fact boxes provide instant, useful information.
▪ Both naturally-occurring and artificial isotopic mixtures can give useful information.
▪ Other useful information includes file size and date.
▪ Similarly, the Investment Business Gazettes offer concise and very useful supplementary information.
▪ What useful management information is available from the accounting system from which the annual accounts are produced?
▪ This amount may be expressed as a ratio of the amount of useful information compared to the amount of redundant information.
▪ But whatever his motives, he soon realized that he had tapped a very useful vein of information in Ted Morgan.
▪ The Commissions of Inquiry Act was to be amended to prevent the withholding of vital information.
▪ So we rely on instruments and probes to provide vital information.
▪ The helpline for former pupils, staff and parents is producing vital new information.
▪ All night long, serious, important matters were addressed; vital information was exchanged.
▪ I made sure the vital information was given out as simply as possible, without any of the accepted police jargon.
▪ In both cases it is the position of the lips that conveys much of the vital information.
▪ We hope that you will continue to provide us with this vital information as we embark together on the second piloting year.
▪ She does not work in isolation, and poor records will deprive others involved in teaching of vital information about the student.
▪ The symbolism is complicated and relies on a great deal of background information.
▪ There are also chapters with background information on birding and a list of species with range maps.
▪ Pupils need an introduction to the topic, and may need background information to appreciate what they will see on site.
▪ The knowledge of a critic is useful here for filling in relevant background information.
▪ The Working Party has met on several occasions and a research project is under way to provide all relevant background information.
▪ In documentary-style demonstration material the commentary is used to provide background information.
▪ In addition they draw on all kinds of background information they may have about that particular situation.
▪ It was only to be expected that the contestants would take note of this background information, in one way or another.
▪ Nor does it seem that systems of information retrieval will come to his help for a long time, if ever.
▪ Web server functions can be categorized into information retrieval, data and transaction management, and security.
▪ Orientation is also concerned with the creation of a positive attitude to this kind of information retrieval.
▪ Instruction is concerned with enabling the user to learn in detail how to carry out computerized information retrieval.
▪ Thus lectures might be suitable for providing a general introduction to a course on information retrieval.
▪ The part of the programme which had received highest priority was the introductory course in information retrieval for the engineering undergraduates.
▪ Increasing relevance to practical information retrieval.
▪ Train pupils in methods of information retrieval 4.
▪ Skymaster is stuck in a conundrum that affects a lot of electronic information services.
▪ Consumer information services are a new type of catalog business.
▪ Club activities centre on monthly meetings, an information service and the production of application demonstrators.
▪ The three concerns will focus on high-growth information markets, financial information services and consumer-product market research.
▪ The 127 were then divided into three sectors: information services, telecommunications services and hardware.
▪ This technology could attract more home users to information services.
▪ Others cover patents and information technology, and there is back-up from library and other information services.
▪ J., information service said.
▪ The information system aims to support decision-making and the decisions ought to be directed towards achieving the goals of the organisation.
▪ They also provide services for the Internet, information systems, telecommunications and Web server use.
▪ The information system is updated by a monthly pack which is sent to all bureaux.
▪ Information systems are introducing similar quality improvement programs to link information systems with basic business needs.
▪ So the service offers a payment system and a management information system rolled into one.
▪ Manman/X is the Unix version of Ask's business information system that supports all aspects of manufacturing.
▪ A fourth approach removes all decision taking into the information system itself and is called a decision-taking system.
▪ Some fear that the information system is regarded as an easy target for cuts.
▪ Of the three information technology sectors telecommunications services was pack leader with 7.7% turnover growth and 13.1% median pre-tax growth.
▪ Through the information technologies they have spawned, computers step up the pace of the ticking.
▪ Entries for information technology were increasing significantly at all levels, the results show.
▪ There is some basis for this hope, since information technologies are becoming powerful aids to learning and communication.
▪ Others cover patents and information technology, and there is back-up from library and other information services.
▪ Norstan is an information technology, networking and communication system business based in Minneapolis.
▪ There are implications from this analysis for the application of information technology within organisations which will be explored in Chapter 6.
▪ They overlapped but each new phase rapidly established dominance in the world of information technology.
▪ When it's ill-conceived, ill-considered or based on incomplete information, the Profitboss won't criticize the critic.
▪ They can not make informed decisions based on serious print information.
▪ Whoever the commentator is, the opinions expressed are often only beliefs based on sketchy information that is only indirectly relevant.
▪ Compiled by Darrel Koehler, Herald staff writer, and based on information supplied by the attraction listed.
▪ One always had to start with some ideas based on the available information.
▪ Criticize or defend this claim in terms of evidence based on the information presented in chapters 3 through 6. 14.
▪ We now accept that the report was based upon inaccurate information and conveyed completely the wrong impression about Linford.
▪ Finally the research is based on information collected from the ASWs themselves.
▪ Cover is $ 5 at the door. Call 544-2427 for more information.
▪ Admission is free. Call 722-1255 for information.
▪ It runs from December 26 to January 1. Call 628-7785 for information on local activities.
▪ Admission is $ 15. Call 206-6988 for information.
▪ There is no word yet regarding an alternative line-up, but you can call 882-0400 for more information.
▪ The show starts at 10 p. m. and admission is $ 5 at the door. Call 628-8844 for more information.
▪ The authority is hoping to collect as much information as possible on the Tees course fishery in the light of the river's barrage development.
▪ As the most active trader, Salomon collected more information about prices and customer demand than its competitors.
▪ Another method is to collect information on structural and other contextual properties and to use these as a basis for sampling.
▪ While positioning itself to be the provider of new media, the company is collecting extensive information about this emerging market.
▪ Most local authorities now have a research and intelligence unit to collect and analyse information on their areas.
▪ It will force you to collect information on yourself.
▪ One difficulty of primary sources is that a purist definition tends to suggest that the writer has personally collected the information.
▪ While government statisticians will return to work this week, they will still need time to collect and analyze information.
▪ Anyone wanting further information should contact John McIntosh on 031-557 4117.
▪ For more information, contact Tony Davis, 422-6486, ext. 215.
▪ Anyone with information should contact the police on.
▪ Anyone with information is asked to contact Dursley Police.
▪ For further information, contact John McLean Fox at the above address.
▪ For further information contact the Valley Leisure Centre.
▪ The owner who doesn't want to be named, is urging anyone with information to contact the police.
▪ A package may therefore contain any mixture of information judged relevant to its application.
▪ Other sites containing X Games information have already begun to pop up.
▪ The dictionary definitions contain the information about the irregular derivations.
▪ My newspaper contained information from the high school on homeroom assignments.
▪ Viewfinders also commonly contain displays of useful information such as the state of the battery and the mode of operation in use.
▪ These transmit coded signals containing information from highly accurate atomic clocks on board.
▪ The database contains failure history information and the graphics interface allows circuit diagrams and drawings to be displayed.
▪ It usually contained very little general information on the country he had visited.
▪ Some companies have already voluntarily disclosed similar information.
▪ When prosecutors refused to disclose information about their procedures, a federal district judge dismissed the charges against the five defendants.
▪ Coetzee was found guilty of currency smuggling, telephone tapping and disclosing official information.
▪ Trading in Rohr shares was halted by exchange officials yesterday until the company disclosed more information about the acquisition.
▪ The writer Tony Geraghty was similarly charged last year for disclosing information about mass surveillance by the army in Northern Ireland.
▪ Customers were not told about the fees in advance; they were disclosed later on their information tickets.
▪ Anyone who discloses financial information via the internet is vulnerable to fraud or electronic mix-ups.
▪ Many respondents criticized campus police for not disclosing enough factual information about the racial events, fueling rumors and speculation.
▪ As we exchanged information, the Alsatian sat at our feet, licking the salt out of an empty crisp packet.
▪ Children exchange information with one another in their conversations and learn to view events from the position of others.
▪ Strictly speaking, the Internet is an international network of computers linked up to exchange information.
▪ It is very helpful to exchange information and coping measures with other sufferers of the disease and their families.
▪ The meetings provided an opportunity to exchange information about future events and to discuss problems of mutual interest.
▪ Bulletin boards are a low-tech way to exchange information.
▪ Both sides also agreed to exchange information on a weekly basis between senior military commanders on troop deployments and movements.
▪ There are also local credit associations that exchange credit information.
▪ From him Méli, who was much more interested in eating his lobster, extracted a little information.
▪ If they were captured by the Border Security Forces, well, it was pretty hard to extract information from a camel.
▪ The wine mellowed the atmosphere between them, and Blanche felt less hurried than the week before to extract information from him.
▪ The fact that some one can extract meaningful information from network traffic is nothing new.
▪ Dealers, sometimes surreptitiously encouraged by their firms, would go to great lengths to extract information from employees of rival firms.
▪ A third feature becomes clear when we extract from the cosmogonies information which is relevant at this point.
▪ His fear is that he will be tortured to extract information about his brother.
▪ Somehow she has to try to extract the information she wants from the information she gets.
▪ It is part of the function of the clearinghouses to gather this unreported information - systematically if possible.
▪ Their other function was to gather information, again to be employed for propaganda.
▪ The new organisation's assessors will conduct local visits and will gather information on patients' experience of the doctor's service.
▪ But up to this point, nobody has figured how to gather and provide that information.
▪ The research has sought to gather comprehensive information on financial support to firms in the study area over the period 1974-84.
▪ Your only interest in life is to gather information that will locate.
▪ Grocery and discount stores give shoppers with buyers' cards special discounts in exchange for permission to gather information on their purchases.
▪ Clinical trials not only collect and analyze medical data, they also gather information on the costs of alternative treatments.
▪ I must take no notice of their politeness or kindness which was designed to trap me into giving information.
▪ Lev is simply thinking out his actions aloud, with no desire to give anyone any information.
▪ They give managers additional information on which to base their judgements, but they do not provide a company control system.
▪ Both of these techniques give information about the solid surface rather than the bulk.
▪ The wind-tunnel tests had given useful information about the high-pressure areas and the maximum wind force to be expected.
▪ I think I should give you some general information about Lilliput.
▪ I am convinced they are giving the information I need to some people, just not to me.
▪ These include extra physical information from the pattern level - namely some measure of word length and word shape.
▪ Services to parents and teachers include providing requested information, duplicating materials, and helping plan and prepare teacher-made materials.
▪ This includes the syntactic information and the root index for the word.
▪ Your editor should ask for your opinions, why you chose certain words or decided to include or omit information.
▪ He will sell anything he can lay his hands on in exchange for drugs, which includes any information he may have.
▪ A typical day includes offering information to dozens of tourists and picking up litter.
▪ This policy was included in the mid-March information pack.
▪ If this letter reaches you, please write back and try to include the following information: 1.
▪ Others need the extra information to answer readers' letters, whose numbers in some instances can be quite substantial.
▪ He did not need quite so much information.
▪ There are many areas of everyday life where we may need to write for information, eg when booking a holiday.
▪ They need to provide better information and more evidence of courtesy, caring and professional competence, researchers concluded.
▪ Prevention New parents may need some information in understanding the developmental progress of bowel function.
▪ In order to be able to help effectively, we need to hold personal information on file.
▪ They are explicit, in Objective 5, that users need information for evaluating efficiency and effectiveness.
▪ Please contact me in Oxford if you need any further information.
▪ She sought to discover where he had obtained the information he was supposed to have passed on to a Sunday newspaper.
▪ We were convinced we were right, that we had satisfied state and federal standards for obtaining information from a journalist.
▪ It also seems that psychiatrists are sometimes unaware of the difficulties that general practitioners may face in obtaining the information required.
▪ Our first step is to obtain information about the hens' own point of view.
▪ The morphological system can require a long time to obtain the syntactic information for a word.
▪ How best to obtain information about health services is the subject of much debate within and between disciplines engaged in such research.
▪ You can obtain further information and an application form from the address given below.
▪ The purchaser's solicitors will raise preliminary enquiries with the vendor's solicitors to obtain general information about the property.
▪ He was alleged to have passed information to the Brussels ring.
▪ He passes this information on to his boss who is always well prepared for project review meetings.
▪ It checks calls and recovers them in case of a failure and passes the information back to the initiating program.
▪ Informed by the two farmers, local authorities passed the information up the chain of command.
▪ It passed this information on in a terrible hushed whine that seemed to creep in and fill the head.
▪ She allegedly tipped her son, who passed the information on to his business associates, Paul Tsang and Robert Guerin.
▪ A paddle stroke is like any other model or diagram which is used to pass on information.
▪ Kopyion had expressed a great deal of interest in these killings but had not passed on all the information available to him.
▪ However, its purpose seems to be viewed as one of providing information.
▪ It is also provides an information representation scheme.
▪ The project provides a control and information system that meets the needs of the Barcelona company for the foreseeable future.
▪ Young, which provides local stations information on progress in ad sales, said they could not reveal studies done for clients.
▪ It provides some information on biomechanical properties of the rectal wall.
▪ The analogy of the sales pitch is revealing, for advertisers do not promote their product merely by providing information about it.
▪ Free market equilibrium occurs at E. A government agency now provides information about the product.
▪ Many people receive information about politics from their conversations with others.
▪ And fax machines that enable you to send and receive pages of information anywhere in the world - in seconds.
▪ All freshmen who attend optional orientation sessions receive information on date rape.
▪ The survey also found that a quarter of foster parents had received no written information on the Act.
▪ Investigators said they received information that Berry set off the bomb himself.
▪ They receive information on it from people they trust, and whose opinion they hold in high regard.
▪ Communicating is an exchange-a giving and receiving of information.
▪ And new efforts also tend to require special information, more data, new sources of knowledge.
▪ After patients supply their medical records, a company medical team contacts their physicians for any required information not in the records.
▪ Although managers require up to date information they have access to more information on a day to day basis than external users.
▪ A telephone service helps users locate information, varieties of material needed, prices, and other required information.
▪ More often than not, to account for linguistic phenomena we require diverse kinds of information from different components of a grammar.
▪ There are other higher-level categories, such as Strategic, which requires information from all areas for planning purposes.
▪ There are also leasing companies happy to share information.
▪ It had evolved into a powerful but unintimidating small appliance for organizing and sharing information.
▪ The different police forces share their information and that has led to some proposed gatherings being stopped.
▪ It even went so far as to share financial information that previously had been restricted to management.
▪ Participants agreed to share information and resources, review regional training programmes, and cooperate wherever possible.
▪ When management shared such information, employees could understand the need to change.
▪ Male speaker It's very important to share information and in the Aids field this works very well.
▪ Would you please share this information with your readers?
▪ At the outset we should be aware of the problems of using this type of information.
▪ Without those who have used information in the past and know how to get to it again, information it-self gets lost.
▪ Advanced computer technology then uses the information to stimulate human deliberation in tackling management and production problems.
▪ Newborns also can process visual information, remember what they have seen, and use that information.
▪ Calculations can be carried out using information from the files. 3.
▪ You can then use this information in a variety of ways.
▪ The cheat uses the information provided by its opponent and gives nothing away about itself.
▪ This makes it hard to use the information it provides constructively.
a mine of information (about/on sth)
▪ A trip to Brussels to meet the responsible officials can turn up a mine of information.
▪ His column in the Angling Times was the first thing that I turned to and what a mine of information.
▪ If used properly, the diary was a mine of information.
▪ Study a local map and the Ordnance Survey, which is a mine of information.
a thirst for knowledge/education/information etc
exchange information/ideas etc
▪ As they exchanged ideas and memories, both felt richer.
▪ Both sides also agreed to exchange information on a weekly basis between senior military commanders on troop deployments and movements.
▪ Bulletin boards are a low-tech way to exchange information.
▪ Children exchange information with one another in their conversations and learn to view events from the position of others.
▪ He needs to be able to exchange ideas, express moods and emotions.
▪ Meeting together at a disability arts event can also provide rare opportunities for disabled people to exchange ideas.
▪ The meetings provided an opportunity to exchange information about future events and to discuss problems of mutual interest.
▪ There are no formal ties between the national clearinghouses but they maintain regular contact, and exchange information, newsletters and materials.
exchange of ideas/information etc
▪ Can an exchange of ideas across different languages be of any general value?
▪ Click on an icon to begin an exchange of ideas.
▪ Clubs provide education, exchange of ideas and often show a profit.
▪ Communication problems may occur in the exchange of information and the expression of emotion.
▪ It does mean learning to cultivate the exchange of ideas and viewpoints.
▪ Oppenheimer also knew that science can not proceed without the free exchange of information.
▪ The key factor is the exchange of information to deal with international crime.
▪ They defined administration as routine communication activities such as paperwork and exchange of information.
freedom of information
Freedom of information should be a basic right in a democracy.
▪ A lack of labelling contradicts the principles of freedom of information and freedom to choose.
▪ Britain is one of the few democracies that still doesn't have a freedom of information act.
▪ Does not that hostility to the charter give the lie to the Opposition parties' request for freedom of information?
▪ He opposed the Government over the Official Secrets Act in 1989 and has consistently backed the cause of freedom of information.
▪ She has been involved with promoting freedom of information in local government.
▪ The steering committee did however recommend the appointment of a Prime Minister, and provision for greater freedom of information.
▪ This would involve freedom of information and relocation of civil services to regions along with widespread decentralisation.
▪ Yet Butler is no fan of freedom of information.
hard evidence/facts/information etc
▪ But lack of documentation limits hard evidence.
▪ But, again, the commission found no hard evidence that Mr Wahid had lied or misused the money.
▪ For a few minutes longer Isabel tried to sort out hard facts from vague suspicions, with little success.
▪ Its record provides hard evidence to support his picture of a service in rude health rather than decline.
▪ Nothing in the way of hard facts, in any event.
▪ There are surely many answers to this question, not one of which is impeccably established by hard evidence.
▪ There is no hard evidence of files spirited away and even if they were, nobody knows whether they contain anything sinister.
▪ This was a pseudo-historical theory for which there was no hard evidence.
inside information/the inside story etc
intelligence/information etc gathering
▪ And in some cases, the information gathering exercise itself has its benefits.
▪ Army intelligence supervised most of the information gathering and army technicians handled much of the technical work.
▪ But in the mid-1970s there was an acrimonious conflict between the different intelligence gathering agencies in the province.
▪ For once in the treacherous business of intelligence gathering, the question of mutual trust had been answered on sight.
▪ He helped suppress the Matabele rising in 1896, and learned the elements of scouting and intelligence gathering.
▪ It is vital that a reformulated strategy be built upon better intelligence gathering and better coordination of intelligence between agencies.
▪ It would seem that much effort up to now has focused upon information gathering to the neglect of the other two processes.
▪ The arcane field of intelligence gathering may prove him wrong, says Charles Grant.
nugget of information/wisdom etc
▪ Knowledge Adventure is very good at throwing out nuggets of information, and placing them into some sort of context.
▪ The room grew silent as we all digested this nugget of wisdom.
storehouse of information/memories etc
▪ It comprises a vast and ever-changing storehouse of information and entertainment.
▪ Using as data what respondents say about themselves offers the social researcher access to a vast storehouse of information.
the information superhighway
titbit of information/gossip/news etc
▪ For further information, please write to the following address.
▪ Harrington was arrested for selling government information to other countries.
▪ I'm looking for some information about breast cancer research.
▪ Ray just told me an interesting piece of information.
▪ The book contains information on how to find a job abroad.
▪ The guidebook has detailed information about the hotels in the area.
▪ The tourist office will be able to give you the information you need.
▪ The Web site provides the latest information on Medicare and Medicaid.
▪ We need more information before we make a decision.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Information \In`for*ma"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. informatio representation, conception. See Inform, v. t.]

  1. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.

    The active informations of the intellect.

  2. Any fact or set of facts, knowledge, news, or advice, whether communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; any datum that reduces uncertainty about the state of any part of the world; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.

    Larger opportunities of information.

    He should get some information in the subject he intends to handle.

  3. (Law) A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some offense against the government, instituted and prosecuted, really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on behalf of the government. It differs from an indictment in criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding of a grand jury. See Indictment.

  4. (Information Theory) A measure of the number of possible choices of messages contained in a symbol, signal, transmitted message, or other information-bearing object; it is usually quantified as the negative logarithm of the number of allowed symbols that could be contained in the message; for logarithms to the base 2, the measure corresponds to the unit of information, the hartley, which is log210, or 3.323 bits; called also information content. The smallest unit of information that can be contained or transmitted is the bit, corresponding to a yes-or-no decision.

  5. (Computers) Useful facts, as contrasted with raw data; as, among all this data, there must be some interesting information.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "act of informing," from Old French informacion, enformacion "information, advice, instruction," from Latin informationem (nominative informatio) "outline, concept, idea," noun of action from past participle stem of informare (see inform). Meaning "knowledge communicated" is from mid-15c. Information technology attested from 1958. Information revolution from 1969.


n. 1 Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something. (from 14th c.) 2 The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. (from 14th c.) 3 (context legal English) 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.) 4 (context obsolete English) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. (14th-17th c.) 5 (context now rare English) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. (from 14th c.) 6 (context now rare English) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. (from 17th c.) 7 (context Christianity English) divine inspiration. (from 15th c.) 8 (context information theory English) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit#Etymology 3. (from 20th c.) 9 A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. (from 20th c.) 10 As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data. (from 20th c.) 11 (context computing English) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.

  1. n. a message received and understood [syn: info]

  2. a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data" [syn: data]

  3. knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

  4. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands of bits of information" [syn: selective information, entropy]

  5. formal accusation of a crime

Information (disambiguation)

Information is a collection of related data or knowledge about a topic. Lacika 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
  • Directory assistance, a phone service used to find out a specific telephone number and/or address of a residence, business, or government entity
  • Information (formal criminal charge), a formal criminal charge made by a prosecutor without a grand-jury indictment
  • Fisher information, in statistics
Information (formal criminal charge)

An information is a formal criminal charge which begins a criminal proceeding in the courts. The information is one of the oldest common law pleadings (first appearing around the 13th century), and is nearly as old as the better-known indictment, with which it has always coexisted.

Although the information has been abolished in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, it is still used in Canada, the United States (at both the federal level and in some states) and various other common law jurisdictions.

Information (Berlin album)

Information is the first album by Berlin, released in 1980 by Vinyl Records. It was recorded during the period when Terri Nunn had temporarily left the band to pursue an acting career and Virginia Macolino performed the lead vocals. Several songs were written by previous lead singer Toni Childs who went solo prior to the album's release.

Information (Dave Edmunds album)

Information is a 1983 album by Welsh rock musician Dave Edmunds. The album was his second release for Arista Records (in the UK) and Columbia Records (in the US).

Information marked the first time in Edmunds' solo career that he collaborated with an outside producer. Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne produced two songs on the album: the title track, and the Lynne-penned " Slipping Away". The latter would become Edmunds' first American top-40 hit in 13 years (and his last top-40 hit to date), reaching #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself reached #51 on the Billboard 200 and #92 in the UK.

Other notable cover versions on the album include NRBQ's "I Want You Bad" and The J. Geils Band's "Wait".


Information (shortened as info) is that which informs. In other words, it is the answer to a question of some kind. It is also that from which data and knowledge can be derived, as data represents values attributed to parameters, and knowledge signifies understanding of real things or abstract concepts. As it regards data, the information's existence is not necessarily coupled to an observer (it exists beyond an event horizon, for example), while in the case of knowledge, the information requires a cognitive observer.

At its most fundamental, information is any propagation of cause and effect within a system. Information is conveyed either as the content of a message or through direct or indirect observation of some thing. That which is perceived can be construed as a message in its own right, and in that sense, information is always conveyed as the content of a message.

Information can be encoded into various forms for transmission and interpretation (for example, information may be encoded into a sequence of signs, or transmitted via a sequence of signals). It can also be encrypted for safe storage and communication.

Information resolves uncertainty. The uncertainty of an event is measured by its probability of occurrence and is inversely proportional to that. The more uncertain an event, the more information is required to resolve uncertainty of that event. The bit is a typical unit of information, but other units such as the nat may be used. Example: information in one "fair" coin flip: log(2/1) = 1 bit, and in two fair coin flips is log(4/1) = 2 bits.

The concept that information is the message has different meanings in different contexts. Thus the concept of information becomes closely related to notions of constraint, communication, control, data, form, education, knowledge, meaning, understanding, mental stimuli, pattern, perception, representation, and entropy.

Usage examples of "information".

The second consisted of information on the bid by Clean Mountain Enterprises to annex a large section of the Absaroka Range in Wyoming.

The latest information Abigail had received, at the end of June in a letter written the first week of April, was that Adams was waiting to sail on the Alliance.

Older than Adams by nearly fifteen years, he served faithfully as a translator and expert source of information.

When Vergennes pressed for inside information on the course of the negotiations, Adams told him nothing.

Convinced that Adams was deliberately withholding information favorable to the French, Republicans in and out of Congress began insisting that the documents be made available at once.

Some have indeed argued that such a community can be regarded as a sort of super organism, which adapts to the environment, regulates its numbers, stores information and behaves in a strongly cognitive manner.

If he alarmed Adena too much it would be tough to get information out of her.

Salem accurate, but the information he gave allowed the Bureau agents to shut down an illegal Company operation.

If he developed information that a crime was about to be committed, agents would then move in and do the necessary surveillance to make a case.

Somehow Madame Lulu got ahold of it and passed on the information to Olaf.

The magazine ads for fallout shelters with plush carpeting and Scrabble sets, the sad government films teaching kindergartners to survive an airburst by popping under their school desks: the age of information has caught up with itself.

The early radio commentators had had to invent a way to do what had never been done before: to speak out the news over the airwaves, arranging the information in time, not in space as print journalists arranged it, and to do so in tones and accents that would make them seem caring and aware.

To that end, Piatakov demanded every scrap of information that concerned SD-1, the Alamo operation, and Ripley Forte and his associates, their relatives, the friends of their relatives, and the relatives of their friends.

The three options concerned the iceberg Alamo, which Piatakov surmised, based on the information in his files about the Salvation, must still be part of a glacier in Antarctica, as yet unseen by man.

Because the Baudot alphabet is public information, the composition of the 32 cipher alphabets filling the body of the tableau would be known.