What is information?

  • (noun): Formal accusation of a crime.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Information

Information, in its most restricted technical sense, is a sequence of symbols that can be interpreted as a message. Information can be recorded as signs, or transmitted as signals. Information is any kind of event that affects the state of a dynamic system. Conceptually, information is the message (utterance or expression) being conveyed. The meaning of this concept varies in different contexts. Moreover, the concept of information is closely related to notions of constraint, communication, control, data, form, instruction, knowledge, meaning, understanding, mental stimuli, pattern, perception, representation, and entropy.

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Some articles on information:

Intranet - Benefits
... Intranets can help users to locate and view information faster and use applications relevant to their roles and responsibilities ... accurately, and with confidence that they have the right information ... allow organizations to distribute information to employees on an as-needed basis Employees may link to relevant information at their convenience, rather than being distracted indiscriminately by email ...
Section 508 Amendment To The Rehabilitation Act Of 1973
... Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities ... Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help ... procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology ...
Differential Geometry - Applications
... In probability, statistics, and information theory, one can interpret various structures as Riemannian manifolds, which yields the field of information geometry, particularly via the Fisher information ...
Information-transfer Transaction
... In telecommunication, an information-transfer transaction is a coordinated sequence of user and telecommunications system actions that cause information present at a source user to become present at a ... An information-transfer transaction usually consists of three consecutive phases called the access phase, the information transfer phase, and the ...
Point-to-point Protocol - PPP Frame - Structure of A PPP Frame
... Protocol 1 or 2 setting of protocol in data field Information variable (0 or more) datagram Padding variable (0 or more) optional padding The Protocol field indicates the type of payload packet (e.g ... The Information field contains the PPP payload it has a variable length with a negotiated maximum called the Maximum Transmission Unit ... It might be padded on transmission if the information for a particular protocol can be padded, that protocol must allow information to be distinguished from padding ...

More definitions of "information":

  • (noun): Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction.
  • (noun): A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn.
    Synonyms: data
  • (noun): A message received and understood.
    Synonyms: info
  • (noun): (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome.
    Example: "The signal contained thousands of bits of information"
    Synonyms: selective information, entropy

Famous quotes containing the word information:

    So while it is true that children are exposed to more information and a greater variety of experiences than were children of the past, it does not follow that they automatically become more sophisticated. We always know much more than we understand, and with the torrent of information to which young people are exposed, the gap between knowing and understanding, between experience and learning, has become even greater than it was in the past.
    David Elkind (20th century)

    I am the very pattern of a modern Major-Gineral,
    I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral;
    I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical,
    From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show.
    Timothy Leary (b. 1920)