inform

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inform give character or essence to "The principles that inform modern teaching"
    • v inform impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to "I informed him of his rights"
    • v inform act as an informer "She had informed on her own parents for years"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for seventy-two years
    • Inform To communicate a knowledge of facts to, by way of accusation; to warn against anybody. "Tertullus . . . informed the governor against Paul."
    • Inform To communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to enlighten; -- usually followed by of. "For he would learn their business secretly,
      And then inform his master hastily."
      "I am informed thoroughly of the cause."
    • Inform To give form or share to; to give vital or organizing power to; to give life to; to imbue and actuate with vitality; to animate; to mold; to figure; to fashion. "The informing Word.""Let others better mold the running mass
      Of metals, and inform the breathing brass."
      "Breath informs this fleeting frame.""Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part."
    • Inform To give intelligence or information; to tell. "He might either teach in the same manner, or inform how he had been taught."
    • Inform To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear. "It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes."
    • a Inform Without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If the information contained in the DNA could be written down, it would fill a 1000 volume encyclopedia
    • inform To impart form or essence to, the object of the verb denoting some kind of matter, and the result being the production of a thing of some definite kind; determine the character or quality of; hence, to animate; actuate.
    • inform To enlighten; teach; instruct; advise: as, to inform one how he should proceed.
    • inform To communicate information to; acquaint with facts; apprise.
    • inform To make known; disclose; tell of or about.
    • inform To guide; direct.
    • inform Synonyms To inspire, quicken.
    • inform Of inform of: To apprise of, signify, communicate, disclose, reveal, acquaint with, advise of, notify or notify of, teach.
    • inform To take form or shape; become visible.
    • inform To give intelligence or information: generally with against or on.
    • inform Without regular form; shapeless; deformed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word 'news' did not come about because it was the plural of 'new.' It came from the first letters of the words North, East, West and South. This was because information was being gathered from all different directions.
    • v.t Inform in-form′ to give form to: to animate or give life to: to impart knowledge to: to tell:
    • v.i Inform (Shak.) to take shape or form: to give information (with against or on)
    • v.t Inform in-form′ (Milt.) to direct
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Quotations

  • Tony Alesandra
    Tony Alesandra
    “Be smart, be intelligent and be informed.”
  • Louie Morris
    Louie Morris
    “You can always tell when a man's well informed. His views are pretty much like your own.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “We are as much informed of a writer's genius by what he selects as by what he originates.”
  • Clarence Day
    Clarence Day
    “Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.”
  • Victor Kiam
    Victor Kiam
    “Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon.”
  • Paul G. Thomas
    Paul G. Thomas
    “Information storage has to take place at the unconscious level.”

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
OE. enformen, OF. enformer, F. informer,. L. informare,; pref. in-, in + formare, to form, share, fr. forma, form. See Form
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. informārein, into, formāre, to form.

Usage

In literature:

He simply informed us that we would find out when we got there.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
The value of any officer's opinion of any military question can never be any greater than the extent and accuracy of his information.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Which was probably why her primary motive was to extract information rather than to enjoy herself.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Thark felt her probing for more information, and reinforced his shield.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
When they rattled in to the old town of Tuebingen the driver informed her that they made an hour's halt there.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Three months later, however, he and two friends had to undertake the very unpleasant task of informing the rev.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Meagerness of information; qualities of commander to be relied upon.= Little fresh information can be expected.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
They consulted together, and then informed him that they did not think it possible.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
She might hear all I said and then inform De Gex.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
Still, the information came to us on good authority.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
I at once set to work and got two reliable sporting men possessing good all-round racing information to join me in the venture.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
I am well informed the British ministry have had it in contemplation, and propose doing it next spring.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I" by Various
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
Freedom of information, although never fully recognized in precommunist Romania, completely disappeared under the Communists after 1948.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Gay was informed of the accident, in a letter from Anita.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

'But lips, which till then never said
A word to cause any one pain,
Inform'd me, when reason had fled,
Of a conflict it could not sustain.
"The Old Fisherman" by Matilda Betham
How is it
The simple mind is ever in the right?
May you inform me who it is that wishes
To know more of me? 'Tis not you yourself,
I dare be sworn.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Spirit that moves the sap in spring,
When lusty male birds fight and sing,
Inform my words, and make my lines
As sweet as flowers, as strong as vines.
"A Prelude" by Maurice Thompson
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
When o'er my features steals the gloom of thought,
Thou wond'rest where my vagrant fancies stray,
Oh ! seek not information dearly bought,
Seek not to cloud thy bosom's orient day.
"To My Best Friend" by Laura Sophia Temple
Rho. Pardon me, gentle Sir: this radiant starre,
My judgements feeble eyes did dazle so,
That I was forc'd to speake what passion did informe me.
Enter a Messenger. Messen. Which is the Shepheard Rhodon?
"Rhodon And Iris. Act I" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

Information technology vet Shirl Stroeing joined Weis Markets earlier this week as the company's VP and chief information officer, according to published reports.
Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken has named David W Dodd as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken has named David W Dodd its vice president for Information technology and chief information officer.
A service provider's method for collecting, maintaining and dispensing reliable information about programs and services throughout the information lifecycle.
More than 70 clinical information systems at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase showed how information systems can connect to one another seamlessly.
While informational interviewing is an invaluable job search tool, an informational interview is not a job interview .
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's chief information officer says the state is working to resolve security deficiencies in its information technology systems.
Much of the information that was reported had a conflicting bit of information along with it.
Approximately 90 associates affected by the layoffs have already been informed of their status and the remaining 610 will be informed during the next several days.
Aligning Information Stakeholders to Improve Information Economics.
Propose a trustworthy mechanism to distinguish private vs public information in a massive stream of online information.
I did an informal poll of an informal group of people about how they ate melons .
How to send information to Costa Mesa and Newport Beach news staff news, top, beach, welcome, photos, costa, send, information, staff, mesa .
This guide will arm you with the basic information you need to make an informed choice.
How to send information to Costa Mesa and Newport Beach news staff news, top, beach, welcome, photos, costa, send, information, staff, mesa.
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In science:

The question is then how to distribute the source information among data packets? There should be some dependency between the packets, otherwise the information contained in the missing packets is irrevocably lost.
Coordinate restrictions of linear operators in $l_2^n$
When two vertical segments pass each other at a certain level information is lost at this level, but this information is recorded at the next level.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
Thus we see that the output Z(t) is an undistorted, delayed version of the transmitter output, information is contained in the peak of every symbol and has been transmitted undistorted at FTL speed and hence information symbols can be detected with high reliability.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
The quantum state of the universe is thus rooted in atomic properties, yet is an informational structure that interacts with, and carries into the future, the informational content of each mental event.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
We know that similar correlation functions yield important information in non–linear spectroscopy (i.e., beyond linear spectroscopy), similarly “Q SMS” yields detailed information on dynamical processes in the condensed phase (i.e., beyond the standard line shape theories).
Photon Counting Statistics for Single Molecule Spectroscopy
We want to model informational novelty, which correlates roughly with the theme vs. rheme distinction, so that old information (theme) is expressed differently than the new information (rheme).
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
If entries with ISTUP=–9 are specified, this information will override any information in HEPRUP. • integer MOTHUP(2,I) : index of first and last mother For decays, particles will normally have only one mother.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
The idea is that probability theory is meant to be “the logic of science” and is meant to be treated slightly informally in the same sense that ordinary logic is treated slightly informally in mathematics.
Physics with exotic probability theory
In what follows, we will focus on the information-theoretic approach to randomness proposed by Algorithmic Information Theory.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Three approaches for defining the concept of “information quantity”, Problems Inform.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Following the derivation presented in the previous section, we note that for any random vector ~s = s ˆx, if the second random point ~r2 carries the density information ρ (x, y ), then the first random point ~r1 should have the density information ρ (x − s, y ) .
Random Distance Distribution for Spherical Objects: General Theory and Applications to n-Dimensional Physics
This method works well because entire information specific to subprocesses, such as the optimized grid information and the cross section information, is recorded in the ”BASES table”.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
The color flow information, which is necessary to perform hadronization, is also recorded, based on the information from SPRING .
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information), one of the first information filtering systems, was based on keyword matching .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
We have shown that when one employs R´enyi’s information measure then the information metric turns out to be Fisher–Rao metric (or Fisher’s information matrix).
Information theory and generalized statistics
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