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Information vs. Message

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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.’;

Messagenoun

A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed.

‘We've just received an urgent message from the President.’;

Informationnoun

The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification.

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

Messagenoun

An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.

‘The main message of the novel is that time heals all wounds.’;

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.

Messagenoun

An errand.

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Informationnoun

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

Messageverb

To send a message to; to transmit a message to, e.g. as text via a cell phone.

‘Just message me for directions.’; ‘I messaged her about the concert.’;

Informationnoun

The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training.

Messageverb

To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging.

‘She messaged me the information yesterday.’; ‘Please message the final report by fax.’;

Informationnoun

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

Messageverb

(intransitive) To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages.

‘We've implemented a new messaging service.’; ‘The runaway computer program was messaging non-stop.’;

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Informationnoun

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

Messageverb

(obsolete) To bear as a message.

Informationnoun

(Christianity) Divine inspiration.

Messagenoun

Any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal, sent from one person to another.

‘Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee.’;

Informationnoun

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

Messagenoun

Hence, specifically, an official communication, not made in person, but delivered by a messenger; as, the President's message.

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Informationnoun

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

Messagenoun

A messenger.

Informationnoun

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

Messageverb

To bear as a message.

Informationnoun

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

Messagenoun

a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled;

‘he sent a three-word message’;

Informationnoun

The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.

‘The active informations of the intellect.’;

Messagenoun

what a communication that is about something is about

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.’;

Messageverb

send a message to;

‘She messaged the committee’;

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.

Messageverb

send as a message;

‘She messaged the final report by fax’;

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.

Messageverb

send a message;

‘There is no messaging service at this company’;

Informationnoun

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

Messagenoun

a verbal, written, or recorded communication sent to or left for a recipient who cannot be contacted directly

‘if I'm not there leave a message on the answerphone’;

Informationnoun

a message received and understood

Messagenoun

an email or similar electronic communication

‘select an option to delete your mail messages’;

Informationnoun

a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn;

‘statistical data’;

Messagenoun

an electronic communication generated automatically by a computer program and displayed on a screen

‘an error message’;

Informationnoun

knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

Messagenoun

a communication from a prophet or preacher, believed to be inspired by God

‘Jesus and his followers were promulgating a specifically Judaic message for Judaic adherents’;

Informationnoun

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

‘the signal contained thousands of bits of information’;

Messagenoun

a television or radio advertisement

‘we'll be back after these messages’;

Informationnoun

formal accusation of a crime

Messagenoun

a significant political, social, or moral point that is being conveyed by a film, speech, etc.

‘a campaign to get the message about home security across’;

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’;

Messagenoun

an errand

‘he would run those interminable messages after school to the bookie’;

Messagenoun

things bought on an errand; shopping.

Messageverb

send a message to (someone), especially by email

‘I was messaged by a Californian contact for some information’; ‘the software package incorporates messaging, scheduling, and workflow functions’;

Message

A message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients. A message may be delivered by various means, including courier, telegraphy, carrier pigeon and electronic bus.

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