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in·for·ma·tion

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pronunciation:
In fr meI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: knowledge or facts that come from investigation, observation, or study.
An encyclopedia contains a vast amount of information.
synonyms:
data, facts, knowledge
similar words:
evidence, material
definition 2: knowledge or facts obtained or obtainable through communication with others in connection with a specific situation or event.
We're waiting for some information from the police concerning the accident.
similar words:
communication, intelligence, news, the skinny, tidings
definition 3: the act of communicating or receiving knowledge.
synonyms:
communication
similar words:
commerce, intercourse
definition 4: in law, a charge against a person that is presented by a public officer, as opposed to an indictment by a grand jury.
derivation: informational (adj.)
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-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).