informality

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n informality freedom from constraint or embarrassment "I am never at ease with strangers"
    • n informality a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
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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
    • Informality An informal, unconventional, or unofficial act or proceeding; something which is not in proper or prescribed form or does not conform to the established rule.
    • Informality The state of being informal; lack of regular, prescribed, or customary form; as, the informality of legal proceedings.
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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
    • n informality The state of being informal; want of regular or customary form; an informal act or procedure: as, the informality of legal proceedings may render them void.
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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.”
  • Gertrude Stein
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    “Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.”
  • Eric Sevareid
    Eric Sevareid
    “The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.”
  • Clarence Day
    Clarence Day
    “Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.”

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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Usage

In literature:

Colonel Marrow informs me that an attack is apprehended to-night.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
We were given information as we went along and some of this I will record.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
The adjutant informs the majors what the formation is to be.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
The informer, blank-faced and stern, noted the crime and informed the police.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Lord Howe could not have been informed of the true nature of the place, or he would not have issued the order.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
The difficulty, however, was to gain information.
"The Young Rajah" by W.H.G. Kingston
I'm informed he's with Tate!
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Half is my conditions, or I don't inform.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
He had demanded information and it had not been given him.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
There must therefore have been something in the sound of the tones which conveyed this information to the critical listener.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
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In poetry:

When I beg in desperation,
"Eight O Seven Riverside,"
Why do I get "Information"?
Is it justified?
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Wherefore of judgment I shall now
Inform you what I may,
That you may see what 'tis, and how
'Twill be with men that day.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan
'Well, it is this. As we could not see
That a legal marriage could ever be,
To end our pain
We united ourselves informally;
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
Buzzing nigh the mourning lover,
Soon his hidden grief discover;
Then by dreams inform the fair
Of his long conceal'd despair.
"Queen Mab And Her Fats" by Charlotte Dacre
Why, that I don't pretend to vouch exactly -
'Tis to King Philip: and our patriarch -
I often wonder how this holy man,
Who lives so wholly to his God and heaven,
Can stoop to be so well informed about
Whatever passes here--'Tis a hard task!
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Oh win for us the secret of that tense
Unbroken midmost chord! It may recall
The scattered tones, nay, haply may surprise
Thee with a vision to inform the sense;
And gift thee out of wreck and wrong withal
To see the city of God to music rise.
"Hope" by Emily Pfeiffer

In news:

The following deed transfer information was compiled from public records at the Adams County Recorder of Deeds and the Geographic Information Systems department.
New technology provides key information to restaurant owners searching for expansion sites and gathering customer information.
While a processor's product label may provide plenty of nutritional and allergy information, that information often doesn't find its way to consumer web sites.
I assured the woman help was on the way (I had send the information over to our dispatch for broadcast to any officer close by) and relayed the information I had to fire.
Anyone with information on Dylan 's whereabouts, or with information that could help investigators, is asked to call the Dylan Redwine Tip Line at 970 382-7511.
The Drug Information Association tapped Quintiles' J Rick Turner as editor-in-chief of Drug Information Journal, the group's flagship journal for members.
Google will add information to search results, intended to provide better information at a glance.
With these models, highly experienced operators and engineers can access detailed, real-time information from each plant, as well as detailed historical information.
In an effort to ensure the best information is available to the community, the Redwood Area School District spent countless hours developing an enhanced Web site that includes more information and a more user friendly layout.
I have shared some of my information with the Rockford Area Historical Society and I have also gotten information from them to help with my family tree .
After we have confirmed your information we will send your login and password information within 7 days.
CARROLLTON – The Cowboys PR staff informed reporters entering Standridge Stadium today they are not allowed to write or broadcast any information about formations or position changes seen during minicamp.
If you haven't yet, please provide us your new password information:Please provide your e-mail address for your ID, as well as a password, phone number and name information.
The Bentonville, AR-based company has been selling point-of-sale information to six market research firms, including A.C. Information Resources Inc, Market Decisions and Sports Trend Info.
My focus today is to bring you some general information, consumer tips, and some resource information to consider when purchasing a hearing aid for yourself or someone you care about.
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In science:

The information discovery layer takes care of analyzing content to derive interesting new information, and interpreting and processing the user’s information need to identify relevant information.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Readers interested in deeper exploration of the concepts/issues can use the “references” sections of the referred articles to further their quest. Handling Information All the three fields, information system, information science and information technology have “information” as their central themes.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Improved precision can be achieved in two ways, (1) by retrieving information with more proportion of relevant information and (2) by retrieving less total information while containing same number of relevant information.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Further, from consumer’s perspective, the system must support easily identifying the context driving the information seeking and compare it with that of the retrieved information. Contextualization of Information The information accompanied by its context is known as “contextualized information".
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
However, the conventional I-space also co-exists to represent historical information, information from tasks not yet supported by KWSSes and information from external sources.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
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