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verb [transitive] inform pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈfɔrm/
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present tense
present participleinforming
past tenseinformed
past participleinformed
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  1. 1
    to officially tell someone something, or to give them information about something
    We will inform you in writing if your application has been successful.
    inform someone of/about something: Please inform us of any changes in your circumstances.
    inform someone (that): Parents were informed that the school was closing early.
    inform someone as to how/what/when etc.: I haven’t been informed as to whether he’s coming or not.
    be reliably informed (=have information that you are sure is correct): I’ve been reliably informed that the delivery will arrive tomorrow.
    be fully informed (=be told all the details about something): The President has been fully informed of the recent developments.
  2. 2
    formal to influence something such as an opinion, attitude, or style
    His poetry is deeply informed by the experience of poverty.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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