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

n a message received and understood

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ASCII character set
(computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme
Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System
relational database of the United States National Library of Medicine for the storage and retrieval of bibliographical information concerning the biomedical literature
Princeton WordNet
a machine-readable lexical database organized by meanings; developed at Princeton University
Dow-Jones Industrial Average
an indicator of stock market prices; based on the share values of 30 blue-chip stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange
Standard and Poor's Index
a broadly based stock market index
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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
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content, message, subject matter, substance
what a communication that is about something is about

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