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 ... and with confidence that they have the right information ... Time Intranets 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 ...
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 achieve these ... law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, 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 ...
Information-transfer Transaction
... In telecommunication, an information-transfer transaction is a coordinated sequence of user and telecommunications system actions that cause information ... 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
... of bytes Description 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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "information":

  • (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
  • (noun): A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn.
    Synonyms: data
  • (noun): Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction.
  • (noun): A message received and understood.
    Synonyms: info

Famous quotes containing the word information:

    As information technology restructures the work situation, it abstracts thought from action.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951)

    We hear a great deal of lamentation these days about writers having all taken themselves to the colleges and universities where they live decorously instead of going out and getting firsthand information about life. The fact is that anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.
    Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964)

    Many more children observe attitudes, values and ways different from or in conflict with those of their families, social networks, and institutions. Yet today’s young people are no more mature or capable of handling the increased conflicting and often stimulating information they receive than were young people of the past, who received the information and had more adult control of and advice about the information they did receive.
    James P. Comer (20th century)