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Knowledge vs. Information — What's the Difference?

Knowledge vs. Information — What's the Difference?

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Knowledge

Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts (descriptive knowledge), skills (procedural knowledge), or objects (acquaintance knowledge). By most accounts, knowledge can be acquired in many different ways and from many sources, including but not limited to perception, reason, memory, testimony, scientific inquiry, education, and practice.

Information

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

Knowledge

Facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject
A thirst for knowledge
Her considerable knowledge of antiques

Information

Knowledge or facts learned, especially about a certain subject or event.

Knowledge

Awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation
The programme had been developed without his knowledge
He denied all knowledge of the incidents
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Information

The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge
Safety instructions are provided for the information of our passengers.

Knowledge

Sexual intercourse.

Information

(Computers) Processed, stored, or transmitted data.

Knowledge

The state or fact of knowing
Humans naturally aspire to knowledge.

Information

A numerical measure of the uncertainty of an experimental outcome.

Knowledge

Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study
Has great knowledge of these parts.
Has only limited knowledge of chemistry.

Information

(Law) A formal accusation of a crime made by a public officer rather than by grand jury indictment in instances in which the offense, if a federal crime, is not a felony or in which the offense, if a state crime, is allowed prosecution in that manner rather than by indictment.

Knowledge

The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
The extraordinary knowledge housed in the library.

Information

That which resolves uncertainty; anything that answers the question of "what a given entity is".

Knowledge

(Archaic) Carnal knowledge.

Information

Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something.
I need some more information about this issue.

Knowledge

The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc.
His knowledge of Iceland was limited to what he'd seen on the Travel Channel.

Information

The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification.
For your information, I did this because I wanted to.

Knowledge

Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something.

Information

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.

Knowledge

Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information.
Knowledge consists in recognizing the difference between good and bad decisions.

Information

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

Knowledge

Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc.
Does your friend have any knowledge of hieroglyphs, perchance?
A secretary should have a good knowledge of shorthand.

Information

The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training.

Knowledge

(philosophical) Justified true belief

Information

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

Knowledge

Sexual intimacy or intercourse (now usually in phrase carnal knowledge).

Information

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

Knowledge

(obsolete) Information or intelligence about something; notice.

Information

(Christianity) Divine inspiration.

Knowledge

The total of what is known; all information and products of learning.
His library contained the accumulated knowledge of the Greeks and Romans.

Information

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

Knowledge

(countable) Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science.

Information

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

Knowledge

(obsolete) Acknowledgement.

Information

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

Knowledge

(obsolete) Notice, awareness.

Information

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

Knowledge

The deep familiarity with certain routes and places of interest required by taxicab drivers working in London, England.

Information

The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.
The active informations of the intellect.

Knowledge

(obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge.

Information

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.

Knowledge

The act or state of knowing; clear perception of fact, truth, or duty; certain apprehension; familiar cognizance; cognition.
Knowledge, which is the highest degree of the speculative faculties, consists in the perception of the truth of affirmative or negative propositions.

Information

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.

Knowledge

That which is or may be known; the object of an act of knowing; a cognition; - chiefly used in the plural.
There is a great difference in the delivery of the mathematics, which are the most abstracted of knowledges.
Knowledges is a term in frequent use by Bacon, and, though now obsolete, should be revived, as without it we are compelled to borrow "cognitions" to express its import.
To use a word of Bacon's, now unfortunately obsolete, we must determine the relative value of knowledges.

Information

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.

Knowledge

That which is gained and preserved by knowing; instruction; acquaintance; enlightenment; learning; scholarship; erudition.
Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
Ignorance is the curse of God;Knowledge, the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.

Information

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

Knowledge

That familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical skill; as, a knowledge of life.
Shipmen that had knowledge of the sea.

Information

A message received and understood

Knowledge

Scope of information; cognizance; notice; as, it has not come to my knowledge.
Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldst take knowledge of me?

Information

A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn;
Statistical data

Knowledge

Sexual intercourse; - usually preceded by carnal; same as carnal knowledge.

Information

Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

Knowledge

To acknowledge.

Information

(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome;
The signal contained thousands of bits of information

Knowledge

The psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

Information

Formal accusation of a crime

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