Info is a fact — or many facts — about a person or a thing. When you ask for more info about a city you're visiting, you might want to know about its history, its public transportation, or its best restaurants.

Info is an informal, shortened form of information. You can get info by doing research at the library, searching online, or simply asking questions. To find out some basic info about a dance class, you could ask the teacher, for example. This casual, common word was coined at the very start of the 20th century, from information, from the Latin root informationem, "outline or idea."

Definitions of info
  1. noun
    a message received and understood
    synonyms: information
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    information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint
    something resembling a fact; unverified (often invented) information that is given credibility because it appeared in print
    information that is incorrect
    information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    details, inside information
    true confidential information
    a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    data format, data formatting, format, formatting
    the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
    informal term for information
    an organized body of related information
    intelligence, news, tidings, word
    information about recent and important events
    informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone
    nuts and bolts
    detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished
    intelligence, intelligence information
    secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)
    information that confirms or verifies
    insider information
    important information about the plans or condition of a corporation that has not been released to the public; use for personal profit is illegal
    arcanum, secret
    information known only to a special group
    something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
    information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
    course of study, curriculum, program, programme, syllabus
    an integrated course of academic studies
    information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
    read-out, readout
    the information displayed or recorded on an electronic device
    tabular matter, tabulation
    information set out in tabular form
    confidential information about a topic or person
    information in some unspecified form
    report, report card
    a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
    list, listing
    a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    computer database, electronic database, electronic information service, on-line database
    (computer science) a database that can be accessed by computers
    misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service
    misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals (foreign enemies or business competitors etc.)
    old material that is slightly reworked and used again
    dope, low-down, poop, the skinny
    slang terms for inside information
    book, record, record book
    a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
    high-level formatting
    (computer science) the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations
    initialisation, initialization, low-level formatting
    (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
    subdata base
    a subset of data in a database that are used in a specific application
    basics, rudiments
    a statement of fundamental facts or principles
    index, index number, indicant, indicator
    a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    military intelligence
    information about the armed forces of another country that is useful in planning and conducting military policy or military operations
    good word
    good news
    the most recent news or development
    news that updates your information
    reenforcement, reinforcement
    information that makes more forcible or convincing
    certification, corroboration, documentation
    confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
    a secret that is confided or entrusted to another
    secrets known only to an initiated minority
    cabala, cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, qabala, qabalah
    an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
    open secret
    something that is supposed to be secret but is generally known
    countersign, parole, password, watchword, word
    a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
    trade secret
    a secret (method or device or formula) that gives a manufacturer an advantage over the competition
    political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinema
    material suitable for a journalistic account
    crash course, crash program, crash programme
    a rapid and intense course of training or research (usually undertaken in an emergency)
    reading program
    a program designed to teach literacy skills
    degree program
    a course of study leading to an academic degree
    business news
    news about businesses and investments
    account, news report, report, story, write up
    a short account of the news
    a broadcast of news or commentary on the news
    coverage, reportage, reporting
    the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
    hard news
    news that deals with serious topics or events
    soft news
    news that does not deal with serious topics or events
    stop press
    late news that is inserted into the newspaper at the last minute
    an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
    a solemn statement made under oath
    corpus delicti
    the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim)
    direct evidence
    evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute
    circumstantial evidence, indirect evidence
    evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute
    corroborating evidence
    additional evidence or evidence of different kind that supports a proof already offered in a proceeding
    hearsay evidence
    evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge
    state's evidence
    evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings
    type of:
    content, message, subject matter, substance
    what a communication that is about something is about
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