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information

noun [U]
 
 
/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 wrote requesting information on how revenue statistics were compiled.give/provide/share information The investment research company provides information in a timely way.information on sth The questionnaire asks for detailed information on family and medical history.information about sth Regulators are demanding that firms release 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, news articles, etc. when giving something such as a website or phone number 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.
→ See also credit information, insider information
(Definition of information from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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