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Information vs. Formation

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Informationnoun

Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something.

‘I need some more information about this issue.’;

Formationnoun

Something possessing structure or form.

Informationnoun

The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification.

‘For your information, I did this because I wanted to.’;

Formationnoun

The act of assembling a group or structure.

Informationnoun

(legal) 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.

Formationnoun

(geology) A rock or face of a mountain.

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Informationnoun

(obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation.

Formationnoun

(military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.

Informationnoun

The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training.

Formationnoun

(military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".

Informationnoun

The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation.

Formationnoun

(sports) An arrangement of players designed to facilitate certain plays.

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Informationnoun

(computing) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.

Formationnoun

The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.

Informationnoun

(Christianity) Divine inspiration.

Formationnoun

The process during which something comes into being and gains its characteristics.

Informationnoun

A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber.

Formationnoun

(category theory) A structure made of two categories, two functors from the first to the second category, and a transformation from one of the functors to the other.

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Informationnoun

(information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit.

Formationnoun

The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.

Informationnoun

As contrasted with data, information is processed to extract relevant data.

Formationnoun

The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart.

Informationnoun

(information technology) Any ordered sequence of symbols (or signals) (that could contain a message).

Formationnoun

A substance formed or deposited.

Informationnoun

The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.

‘The active informations of the intellect.’;

Formationnoun

Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations.

Informationnoun

Any fact or set of facts, knowledge, news, or advice, whether communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; any datum that reduces uncertainty about the state of any part of the world; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.

‘Larger opportunities of information.’; ‘He should get some information in the subject he intends to handle.’;

Formationnoun

The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.

Informationnoun

A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some offense against the government, instituted and prosecuted, really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on behalf of the government. It differs from an indictment in criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding of a grand jury. See Indictment.

Formationnoun

an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit;

‘a defensive formation’; ‘a formation of planes’;

Informationnoun

A measure of the number of possible choices of messages contained in a symbol, signal, transmitted message, or other information-bearing object; it is usually quantified as the negative logarithm of the number of allowed symbols that could be contained in the message; for logarithms to the base 2, the measure corresponds to the unit of information, the hartley, which is log210, or 3.323 bits; called also information content. The smallest unit of information that can be contained or transmitted is the bit, corresponding to a yes-or-no decision.

Formationnoun

a particular spatial arrangement

Informationnoun

Useful facts, as contrasted with raw data; as, among all this data, there must be some interesting information.

Formationnoun

the fabrication of something in a particular shape

Informationnoun

a message received and understood

Formationnoun

the act of forming something;

‘the constitution of a PTA group last year’; ‘it was the establishment of his reputation’; ‘he still remembers the organization of the club’;

Informationnoun

a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn;

‘statistical data’;

Formationnoun

(geology) the geological features of the earth

Informationnoun

knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

Formationnoun

natural process that causes something to form;

‘the formation of gas in the intestine’; ‘the formation of crystals’; ‘the formation of pseudopods’;

Informationnoun

(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome;

‘the signal contained thousands of bits of information’;

Formationnoun

creation by mental activity;

‘the formation of sentences’; ‘the formation of memories’;

Informationnoun

formal accusation of a crime

Information

Information can be thought of as the resolution of uncertainty; it answers the question of and thus defines both its essence and the nature of its characteristics. The concept of information has different meanings in different contexts.

‘What an entity is’;

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