Informal vs Information - What's the difference?

informal | information |


As a verb informal

is to inform (to communicate knowledge to others).

As a noun information is

information.

informal

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not formal or ceremonious.
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  • Not in accord with the usual regulations.
  • Suited for everyday use.
  • (of language) Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
  • (gardening) Not organized; not structured or planned.
  • Synonyms

    * (not formal or ceremonious) casual * (not in accord with the usual regulations) unofficial * (suited for everyday use) casual * colloquial

    Antonyms

    * formal

    Anagrams

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    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

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * (information)

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