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Information meaning

information - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. a message received and understood
  2. 2. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.
  3. 3. News, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.
  4. 4. A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some offens against the government, instituted and prosecuted, really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on behalt of the government. It differs from an indictment in criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding of a grand juri. See Indictment.
  5. 5. The name of the document, sometimes called a criminal complaint or petition in which a prosecutor charges a criminal defendant with a crime, either a felony or a misdemeanor. The information tells the defendant what crime he is charged with, against whom and when the offense allegedly occurred, but the prosecutor is not obliged to go into great detail. If the defendant wants more specifics, he must ask for it by way of a discovery request. Compare indictment.
  6. 6. Act of informing; knowledge; accusation.

information - examples of usage

  1. The Dean gave information. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. How I remember things that were information, and forget things that were things, is more than I can tell you. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. " Now give me the information you have brought. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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