• WordNet 3.6
    • adj informed having much knowledge or education "an informed public","informed opinion","the informed customer"
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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
    • a Informed Unformed or ill-formed; deformed; shapeless.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called "Traff-O-Data." It was a machine that would analyze information gathered by traffic monitors. They never found any buyers.
    • informed Formed; animated; actuated.
    • informed Unformed; formless; shapeless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the information contained in the DNA could be written down, it would fill a 1000 volume encyclopedia
    • Informed (Spens.) unformed:
    • Informed (astron.) of stars not included within the figures of any of the ancient constellations
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  • Franklin P. Adams
    Franklin P. Adams
    “I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it.”
  • Rutherford D. Roger
    Rutherford D. Roger
    “We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-?-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.”
  • 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.”


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


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. informārein, into, formāre, to form.


In literature:

The only really definite information of any kind comes from this one tenant, Marsh.
"The Sheridan Road Mystery" by Paul Thorne
He was about to obtain all the information, which half an hour ago he had almost despaired of procuring.
"The Widow Lerouge" by Emile Gaboriau
Whilst others were informing against the cashier, you undertook to inform against the banker.
"File No. 113" by Emile Gaboriau
When my part in the morning's work was over, I informed my secretary that I would go out and take the air till lunch-time.
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
Hardly had Anne of Austria been interred, when the King informed the Spanish Court of his claims.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
He sent the King a copy, without informing her.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
St. Lambert has been informed of what has passed, and ill informed of it.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
But, accepting the rumour as a piece of information, the answer became important.
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
She questioned the new parlor-maid closely, but was unable to extract information.
"The Secret Passage" by Fergus Hume
I said, in the absence of positive information, I believed my information was correct.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
Very soon afterwards, upon an informal suggestion from Henry III.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
A trooper, whom Parma had himself sent to Verdugo with earlier information of the movement, had been captured on the way.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
But this scantiness of information need not cause us much regret.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
Other men were chosen to the command of the armies, and other sources of information were resorted to.
"The Spy of the Rebellion" by Allan Pinkerton
All this Stewart reported to Washington, and in reply was politely informed that, while interesting, it was hardly news.
"On Secret Service" by William Nelson Taft
Information concerning one specific tendency is of no avail for the exclusion of its opposite; there is room for both of them.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
In the one case we have absolutely no information.
"The History of the Post Office" by Herbert Joyce
If the crime or suspicion of heresy was proved in the information, the criminal was arrested and taken to the ecclesiastical prison.
"The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII." by Juan Antonio Llorente
That day, December 1st, he informed me, was his birthday.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley
I was informed, no plums have ever been known to grow on its treeless margins.
"The Awakening of the Desert" by Julius C. Birge

In poetry:

The world's so enormous
In multiple whole,
What god can inform us
It cares for a soul?
"Fear" by Gamaliel Bradford
When I beg in desperation,
"Eight O Seven Riverside,"
Why do I get "Information"?
Is it justified?
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
I sought the sanctum of a bird,
I wanted information;
I simply asked for just one word,
To help in dedication.
"The Time Of The Singing Of Birds Is Come.” Solomon's Song, 2:12." by Frank Barbour Coffin
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
But when I learned that our ignoble nation
Lay sleeping like a log, and lay alone,
Propping, according to your information,
Abdul the Damned on his infernal throne,
O then I scattered to the wind my fears,
And nearly went and joined the Volunteers.
"To Mr. William Watson" by Sir Owen Seaman

In news:

Each listing now includes information supplied by the restaurant about its policy on smoking.
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For more information, be sure to visit AbsoluteRights .com.
Mycelium are the vegetative part of a fungus, through which mushrooms absorbs nutrients from their environment as they spread out, latch on to the roots of plants and trees, and collect information about deficiencies in the forest floor.
Do you have any information on this issue?-Howard G. It's true, at least a little bit.
Will his decision to release this information boost his ratings in the polls.
The Queen, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, has been informed.
A community center designed to provide assistance and information to the rising population of Latino residents opened its doors this week.
Too bad that information gets lost when it pertains to actual steps.
I am looking for information about Bruce Cabot , information like:Bruce Cabot 's bio, movies, career, personal life etc.
The Consumer Information Catalog contains updated information on virtually every subject of importance to you and your family.
Orthopedic care at Pardee Hospital is in the top 10 percent in the nation according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital.
Harvard University Dining Services plans to reintroduce nutrition information into its dining halls after removing it for a period because of concerns about calorie information contributing to eating disorders, reports the Harvard Crimson.
Local multiple sclerosis patients have a new place to hold support group meetings or find information on new treatments, and that includes information on the new drug Aubagio.
If you would like more information regarding membership of ASPRS you can request our membership information kit.

In science:

The equivalence of the statistical properties of the particle positions of one dimensional interacting gases to random matrix ensembles and the fact that GUE minimizes the information (1) lead us to speculate, that whenever the information contained in the gas is minimized its properties are described by GUE.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
This information is analogous to the information in the Poisson problem above in which one knows that in the particular experiment, the number of background events is 3 or fewer.
Application of Conditioning to the Gaussian-with-Boundary Problem in the Unified Approach to Confidence Intervals
Such complete information is never available and, in practice, one must settle for reduced information.
Is Random Close Packing of Spheres Well Defined?
We have to warn the reader that this section is very informal, however by such informal considerations it is much easier to get an insight to the nature of the problem.
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables
The Celex database contains frequency information (based on the INL corpus), and phonological, morphological, and syntactic lexical information for more than 384,000 word forms, and uses the DISC representation as encoding scheme for word pronunciation.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Here our basic requirement for successful teleportation will be that the information content of the teleported quantum state is higher than the information content of any (classical or quantum) copy of the input state, that may be broadcasted classically, i.e. by using only compatible physical quantities.
Evaluating quantum teleportation of coherent states
By “information content” we mean the following : the “verifier” (Victor) is given some classical or quantum information, that he tries to compare with the initial state that was teleported by Alice, knowing that this state is a pure coherent state |αi.
Evaluating quantum teleportation of coherent states
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
Here, the conclusive measurement outcome is not to give information on the initial state itself but to give information on which unitary transformation to perform to recover the initial state at the receiving station.
Optimal conclusive teleportation of a d-dimensional unknown state
In this case the joint measurement extracts no information on the unknown quantum state as the full information is transferred to the teleported state.
Optimal conclusive teleportation of a d-dimensional unknown state
On the other hand, for a partially entangled quantum channel, the joint orthogonal measurement may extract some information on the unknown state and only partial information is transferred to the teleported state.
Optimal conclusive teleportation of a d-dimensional unknown state
Although this p.d.f. have no information about µ′ , if we combine the information of the random walk with the scattering law, the information about µ′ can be taken out as described later.
Application of random walk theory to the first order Fermi acceleration in shock waves
In other words, during a given symbol interval, X(t) carries information about present and past bits, but carries no information about the future bits.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
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