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noun [uncountable] information pronunciation in British English /ˌɪnfə(r)ˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. knowledge or facts about someone or something
    get/obtain/collect information:

    We were able to get the information we needed from the Internet.

    provide/give information:

    They were unable to provide much information.

    information about/on/regarding:

    We’re not allowed to give you any information about our client’s medical records.

    information that:

    The police have information that he may now be living in Spain.

    a piece of information:

    He gave us a very interesting piece of information.

    relevant/useful information:

    The book contains a lot of useful information.

    further information:

    If you require any further information, do not hesitate to call us again.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] providing information

      an information service

      Send for your free information pack now.




… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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