Informous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Informous Of irregular form; shapeless.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for seventy-two years
    • informous Of no regular form or figure; formless; shapeless.
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Quotations

  • Tony Alesandra
    Tony Alesandra
    “Be smart, be intelligent and be informed.”
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    “A memorandum is not written to inform the reader, but to protect the writer.”
  • John Erskine
    John Erskine
    “Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.”
  • Laurence J. Peter
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    “Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.”
  • Gene Fowler
    Gene Fowler
    “Psychoanalysts seem to be long on information and short on application.”
  • Hitopadesa
    Hitopadesa
    “One should not lift the rod against our enemies upon the private information of another.”

Idioms

Worm information - If you worm information out of somebody, you persuade them to tell you something they wanted to keep from you.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Inform (a.)

Usage

In literature:

AT&T Corporate Information Security informed of Prophet's action.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
I have interrogated my brother with regard to the information which you desire on the subject of the Faux family.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
No informed person would hold that the Southwest can claim any considerable body of PURE LITERATURE as its own.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
The information about his wife was the usual information given in such cases.
"The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins
But pray, Segnor,' She continued, addressing herself to Don Christoval, 'inform me, why such a Crowd is assembled today in this Cathedral?
"The Monk; a romance" by M. G. Lewis
This was the sum of the information which he chose to give.
"Wieland; or The Transformation" by Charles Brockden Brown
This boy who brings the information, is young Gay, from the office.
"Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens
He has a certain amount of information at hand which is, we will assume, reasonably trustworthy.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
Brought me to the pass of being informed that "she does not wish to regard herself, nor yet to be regarded, in that boney light"!
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
No one could doubt that Frederick was the last person upon earth to put such a question to, with any hope of information.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
We were not informed of his death until the next day.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
Have you neglected to obtain information on that point?
"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
How they came into M. Del Campo's hands I am not informed.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various
He was full of information, too.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
I also wish to inform Your Excellency that my guard is still here, where it will remain until our return.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
That he informed the Court of that resolution of Congress.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI" by Various
Letters recently received from him, informed that he expected to be at his father's in three or four days.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Counter-information measures are no less important than those pertaining to collection of information.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
He rose and opened the door, thinking that it was the Earl who had brought him some information as to his son's views.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Then we set up an index, and we put principal categories of information on file cards.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
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In poetry:

All loveliness with which an act informs
The dim uncertain chaos of desire
Is mine to-day; it touches me, it warms
Body and spirit with its outward fire.
"Poem" by Aldous Huxley
He does the Devil for his Doctor crave,
Whoever to a Conjurer applies,
And fain the fiend wou'd for his pastor have,
Who, to such folks for information flies.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
Are you the one? The one the scream was for
Must be a god — is yours the Voice we miss?
It makes the boundless audible, and more,
Its every word informs us we exist.
"Song Of The Women To The Poet" by Rainer Maria Rilke
I'VE lately certain information had,
Your spouse (I scarcely thought the man so bad,)
Has with the lady an appointment made;
At Jack's nice bagnio he will meet the jade.
"Richard Minutolo" by Jean de La Fontaine
Be patient:—and inform me, pray,
If this were worn by you or her to-day?
There lies the point, for, if you'll me believe,
Your husband did—the most you can conceive.
"The Servant Girl Justified" by Jean de La Fontaine
"It's excessively awkward to mention it now—
As I think I've already remarked."
And the man they called "Hi!" replied, with a sigh,
"I informed you the day we embarked.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

In addition, the Samsung super-wide digital information display (DID) panel allows for effective delivery of related information in various formats through split screens.
Federal Trade Commission has found that most mobile apps for kids are secretly collecting information from children including device IDs, phone numbers, locations, and other private information without their parents' knowledge or consent.
1 Poor Best When the police or any other law enforcement entity wants to get some information, they do whatever is necessary to get that information, at any cost.
All information given in this column is based on research and information provided by the University.
Artists' Information and General Information.
HARRISBURG — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has added new state geologic information to the interactive geographic information systems map.
The court questions whether Goldberg 's clients are informed that their personal information is at significant risk when left in Goldberg 's care.
Join Dean Allen and Angela Monson for news and information to start everyday fully informed.
Nikki Haley said 455,000 have called the South Carolina Department of Revenue since Friday trying to find out information in the wake of millions of social security numbers and other personal information being stolen.
The event will feature about two-dozen major equipment suppliers, showing their latest gear in an informal yet informative, hands-on setting.
Trustee Rick Peck has been informally gathering information from three haulers in the area, Waste Management, Inc, Groot, and Northern Illinois Disposal.
Howard Hays , MD, MSPH, is the acting director of the Office of Information Technology and acting chief information officer.
It's pretty much where we get all of our information, and by 'information' we mean sexy pictures .
For detailed information, call the planetarium 's 24-hour information hotline at 419-530-4037.
If you are a sorghum grower, and can leave a comment with information on when you plant and harvest sorghum that information may be helpful to someone.
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In science:

The statistics literature contains two distinct sets of tools, those based on information theory such as the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC), and those on Bayesian inference such as the Bayesian evidence and Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC).
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
Other information criteria, which appear to have been less widely used, include the Network Information Criterion (NIC), the Subspace Information Criterion (SIC, though this abbreviation is sometimes used for Schwarz Information Criterion as another name for the BIC), and the Generalized Information Criterion (GIC).
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
This paper reliability of information into consideration and given a new definition to information makes further attempts to explain why Shannon ’s information theory does not suit reality from certain angles.
Question on Conditional Entropy
The new definition information after the analyses of the reliability and relativity of information shows much more concern to the reliability, which will make the information theory more consistent with the reality and adaptable to social needs.
Question on Conditional Entropy
From the information given by the fixed point of the MP, an algorithm can be defined in the following way : (i) run the MP to obtain some information, and (ii) fix (decimate) some variables according to this information.
Phase Transitions and Computational Difficulty in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
A is a matrix containing the encoding information. Each C⊥ codeword includes a piece of information qubits having all possible binary strings of length (n-k) and the remaining k qubits contain additional information according to the rows in A.
Simple fault-tolerant encoding over q-ary CSS quantum codes
Shannon’s mutual information is the descriptive savings from side information in lossless source coding and the additional growth rate of wealth due to side information in investing. G ´acs and K ¨orner’s common information is the number of common random bits that can be extracted from correlated random variables.
Communication Requirements for Generating Correlated Random Variables
This work provides a fresh look at two of these quantities — mutual information and Wyner’s common information (herein simply “common information ”).
Communication Requirements for Generating Correlated Random Variables
We consider the KullbackLeibler information (KLI) and mutual information (MI) as our information measures.
Information, Energy and Density for Ad Hoc Sensor Networks over Correlated Random Fields: Large Deviations Analysis
Our agents invest according to their opinion on future price movements, which is based on three sources of information, (i) public information, i.e. news, (ii) information from their “friendship” network and (iii) private information.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
This opinion is shaped by weighting and combining three sources of information available at time t: (i) public information, i.e. news, (ii) information from their “friendship” network, promoting imitation and (iii) private information.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
A first source of information of a given agent is her private information, ǫi (t), which may reflect the unique access to information not available publicly or the idiosyncratic, sub jective view of the particular agent on how the stock will perform in the future.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
The actions of the agents are determined by their anticipation of the future price changes, which is based on three different sources of information: private information, public information (news) and information from their neighbors in their network of professional acquaintance.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Capurro, R., Fleissner, P., and Hofkirchner, W. (1999) Is a Unified Theory of Information Feasible? In The Quest for a unified theory of information, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science, pp. 9-30 33.
Foundations of Information Theory
In information theory, mutual information (MI) is a difference concept with entropy. In this paper, we prove with copula that they are essentially same – mutual information is also a kind of entropy, called copula entropy.
Mutual information is copula entropy
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