Meaning of INFORMATION in English
/ ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃn; NAmE ˌɪnfərˈm-/ (also informal info ) noun [ U ]
information (on / about sb/sth) facts or details about sb/sth :
a piece of information
a source of information
to collect / gather / obtain / receive information
to provide / give / pass on information
For further information on the diet, write to us at this address.
Our information is that the police will shortly make an arrest.
This leaflet is produced for the information of (= to inform) our customers.
an information desk
He refused to comment before he had seen all the relevant information .
( NAmE , informal ) = directory enquiries
► in·for·ma·tion·al / -ʃənl; NAmE / adjective [ only before noun ]:
the informational content of a book
the informational role of the media
- for information only
- for your information
—more at mine noun
late Middle English (also in the sense formation of the mind, teaching ), via Old French from Latin informatio(n-) , from the verb informare shape, fashion, describe, from in- into + forma a form.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005