Information, in its most restricted technical sense, is a sequence of symbols that can be interpreted as a message. Information can be recorded as signs, or transmitted as signals. Information is any kind of event that affects the state of a dynamic system that can interpret the information.

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  1. Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something.
    I need some more information about this issue.
  2. The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification.
    For your information, I did this because I wanted to.
  3. A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to inform a magistrate of an offence and request a warrant; in the US, an accusation brought before a judge without a grand jury indictment.
  4. The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation.
  5. The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training.
  6. The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation.
  7. Divine inspiration.
  8. Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit.
  9. A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber.
  10. As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data.
    And as you can see in this slide, we then take the raw data and convert it into information.
  11. 1 the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.

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