informative

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj informative providing or conveying information
    • adj informative serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
    • adj informative tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance "an enlightening glimpse of government in action","an illuminating lecture"
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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 Informative Having power to inform, animate, or vivify.
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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
    • informative Having power to form or animate.
    • informative Didactic; instructive: as, a simply informative rather than dogmatic spirit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 53% of high school grads and 27% of college grads "get most of their information from TV."
    • adjs Informative having power to form: instructive
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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
    Gertrude%20Stein
    “Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.”
  • Pauline Kael
    Pauline Kael
    “In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    Wilson%20Mizner
    “A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.”

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

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

Usage

In literature:

Your blank eyes and your flattened skull suggest a discouraging incapacity for information.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
The mere name carried full information for all Egypt.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
He had been informed that the government at Brussels was in extreme trepidation.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
Robert's letter informed them that he proposed to live, and die, in Italy.
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
The splashing of water in the kitchen informed him that she was safely occupied in washing.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
However busy the informers may be here, I don't care to become a Jesuit.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I am informed by the inteperter & french, that they have Seen, numbers of those fortifications in different parts of this Cty.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
As I have told you, I have no precise information, I have seen no documents.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
So now I will inform him of the result of our council.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
We have no information as to his personal character.
"The Vanishing Man" by R. Austin Freeman
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In poetry:

DICK. Kind Captain, I've important information,
Sing hey, the kind commander that you are,
About a certain intimate relation,
Sing hey, the merry maiden and the tar.
BOTH. The merry maiden and the tar.
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
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
She's peevish, she's thievish, she's ugly, she's old,
And a liar and a fool, and a slut, and a scold."
Next day Richard hasten'd to church and was wed,
And ere night had inform'd her what Thomas had said.
"The Progress of Advice. A Common Case" by William Shenstone
But we weren't taking any-not at least till later on;
For we reckoned that we'd string him on a while.
When he wanted information of the reef's exact location
We would meet him with a knowing sort of smile.
"Hopeful Hawkins" by C J Dennis
"Pray, Sir, inform me whence you came?
What is your business, and your name?"
"My name is Maddox, Sir,"--and bow'd.
All eyes upon him from the crowd.
"I'm he whom Roper had in view,
Who lately waited upon you."
"Preferment" by William Hutton
Lucifer. Ondoso, thou who art profest a diver
Canst thou pervade the depth Of these confused decrees? inform me now
What means the mystery Of cherubim with fiery falchions
Forbidding entrance to the gates of Eden.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 4." by William Cowper

In news:

We are persuaded that using linguistic information (especially the semantic organization of texts) can help retrieving information faster and better in the web.
A coyote information sign posted on Mountain Street offered information on the animals and how to interact with them in 2009.
For advertising information call 317-633-8802 for subscription information call 317-633-8806.
I am looking for information about Bruce Lee , information like: Bruce Lee 's bio, movies, career, personal life etc.
These clues added specific information to the traditional features of historic bungalows that informed the design of the renovation.
The same is true with text, however, and categorizing information in this way can help make complex tables of information far easier to deal with.
A new website with information about Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus is now available with information regarding the disease, its diagnosis, prevention and control methods.
"You don't need to make a Freedom of Information request to get information that is not confidential ," Giuliano said.
A PHILADELPHIA cop had a long-term romantic relationship with a confidential informant and then leaked classified information to the informant that her ex was under investigation by the feds, according to the US Attorney's Office.
How to send information to Costa Mesa and Newport Beach news staff news, top, beach, welcome, photos, costa , send, information, staff, mesa.
While Americans think that social media makes them more informed, most are skeptical about the information they find there, according to a new survey from The Allstate Corporation and National Journal.
The patient or family makes a decision based on the information required for informed consent.
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.
Consequently, the Birney Informer has been renamed The Savoy Informer.
You can barely get a word in as the caller gives you the information, tries to get you to say ok and, on occasion, asks for your credit card information.
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In science:

The coherent information was defined in , where it was suggested that the coherent information plays a role in quantum information theory analogous to the role played by mutual information in classical information theory in the following sense.
Information transmission through a noisy quantum channel
We assert that the coherent information, defined by tr(E (ρ)) (cid:19) − Se (ρ, E ), I (ρ, E ) ≡ S (cid:18) E (ρ) plays a role in quantum information theory analogous to that played by the mutual information H (X : Y ) in classical information theory.
Information transmission through a noisy quantum channel
The role of coherent information in quantum information theory is intended to be similar to that of mutual information in classical information theory.
Information transmission through a noisy quantum channel
The second important difference between coherent information and classical mutual information is related to the property known classically as subadditivity of mutual information.
Information transmission through a noisy quantum channel
Also, since having access to a little information is greatly preferable to no information at all, only a very limited amount of information is needed to get a considerable advantage.
Modeling Market Mechanism with Minority Game
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