Information vs Influence - What's the difference?

information | influence |


As a noun information

is information.

As a verb influence is

.

As an adjective influence is

influenced.

information

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something.
  • I need some more information about this issue.
  • The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification.
  • For your information , I did this because I wanted to.
  • (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.
  • (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation.
  • (Christianity) Divine inspiration.
  • (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the .
  • A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber.
  • As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data.
  • And as you can see in this slide, we then take the raw data and convert it into information .
  • (computing) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.
  • Usage notes

    * The definition of information in the computing context is from an international standard vocabulary which, though formally accepted, is largely ignored by the computing profession that should be adhering to it.[http://eprints.utas.edu.au/1957/]

    Derived terms

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    influence

    Noun

  • The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author=(Leo Hickman)
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= How algorithms rule the world , passage=The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.}}
  • An action exerted by a person or thing with such power on another to cause change.
  • A person or thing exerting such power or action.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}
  • (astrology) An element believed to determine someone's character or individual tendencies, caused by the position of the stars and planets at the time of one's birth.
  • (obsolete) The action of flowing in; influx.
  • * Hooker
  • God hath his influence into the very essence of all things.
  • (electricity) Electrostatic induction.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "influence": cultural, political, social, economic, military, personal, moral, intellectual, mental, good, bad, positive, negative, beneficial, harmful, huge, big, heavy, significant, important, potential, actual, primary.

    Verb

    (influenc)
  • To affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.
  • The politician wants to influence the public.
    I must admit that this book influenced my outlook on life.
  • To exert, make use of one's influence.
  • (obsolete) To cause to flow in or into; infuse; instill.
  • Derived terms

    * influenceable * influencer * influencive

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