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information (n.)

late 14c., informacion, "act of informing, communication of news," from Old French informacion, enformacion "advice, instruction," from Latin informationem (nominative informatio) "outline, concept, idea," noun of action from past participle stem of informare "to train, instruct, educate; shape, give form to" (see inform). The restored Latin spelling is from 16c.

Meaning "knowledge communicated concerning a particular topic" is from mid-15c. The word was used in reference to television broadcast signals from 1937; to punch-card operating systems from 1944; to DNA from 1953. Information theory is from 1950; information technology is from 1958 (coined in "Harvard Business Review"); information revolution, to be brought about by advances in computing, is from 1966. Information overload is by 1967.

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Definitions of information from WordNet

information (n.)
a message received and understood;
Synonyms: info
information (n.)
knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction;
information (n.)
formal accusation of a crime;
information (n.)
a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn;
Synonyms: data
information (n.)
(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome;
the signal contained thousands of bits of information
Synonyms: selective information / entropy
From wordnet.princeton.edu