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"information" in British English

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informationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌɪn.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-fɚ-/ (informal info)
A2 facts about a ​situation, ​person, ​event, etc.: Do you have any information about/ontraintimes? I ​read an ​interesting bit/​piece of information in the ​newspaper. For ​further information (= if you ​want to ​know more), ​pleasecontactyourlocallibrary. [+ that] We have ​reliable information that a ​strike is ​planned next ​month.

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(Definition of information from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"information" in American English

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informationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌɪn·fərˈmeɪ·ʃən/ (short form info)
news, ​facts, or ​knowledge: an ​importantpiece of information Can you give us some information on ​tours to Alaska? Information about ​upcominglocalevents is ​printed in the ​newspaper.
(Definition of information from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"information" in Business English

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informationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən/ ( informal info)
facts or details about a ​person, ​company, ​product, etc.: gather/get/obtain information Can you tell me where I can obtain further information?ask for/request/demand information I ​wroterequesting information on how ​revenuestatistics were ​compiled.give/provide/share information The ​investmentresearchcompanyprovides information in a timely way.information on sth The ​questionnaireasks for detailed information on family and ​medicalhistory.information about sth Regulators are ​demanding that ​firmsrelease more and more information about their ​performance.additional/more/further information Anyone ​requiring further information should ​contact this ​office. classified/​confidential/​proprietary information accurate/detailed/​reliable information financial/​personal/​business information It was a very interesting piece of information.
for information only used in an announcement, ​email, ​document, etc. that contains information that someone ​needs but that they do not have to ​deal with: All comments, ​rates, and ​dates are ​provided for information only.
for more information (also formal for further information) MARKETING used in ​advertisements, ​newsarticles, etc. when giving something such as a ​website or ​phonenumber where someone can ​find more information about something: For more information visit www.cambridge.org.
for your information (also FYI) used to say that you are telling or giving someone something because they might not know or have it and it could be useful for them: A ​copy of the ​document is ​enclosed for your information.
(Definition of information from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “information”
in Arabic مَعْلومات…
in Korean 정보…
in Portuguese informação, informações…
in Catalan informació…
in Japanese 情報…
in Chinese (Simplified) 情报, 资料, 消息…
in Turkish bilgi, malumat, haber…
in Russian информация, сведения…
in Chinese (Traditional) 情報, 資料, 消息…
in Italian informazioni…
in Polish informacje, informacja…
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