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Definition of information noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (informal info) [uncountable]
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  1. 1information (on/about somebody/something) facts or details about someone or something 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 soon make an arrest. This leaflet is produced for the information of (= to inform) our customers. an information desk background information According to my information (= according to what I have been told), work should have started last week. He refused to comment before he had seen all the relevant information.
  2. 2(informal) = directory assistance
  3. Idioms
      for your information
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    1. 1(abbreviation FYI) (also for information only) written on documents that are sent to someone who needs to know the information in them but does not need to deal with them
    2. 2(informal) used to tell someone that they are wrong about something For your information, I don't even have a car.
    a mine of information (about/on somebody/something)
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    a person, book, etc. that can give you a lot of information on a particular subject
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adjective [only before noun] the informational content of a book the informational role of the media
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: information