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General words for information, news and facts

datum

a singular form of data

granular

adjective

granular data or information is broken down into small separate items

takeaway

noun

an important piece of information to remember from a meeting, presentation etc

information

noun

knowledge or facts about someone or something

data

noun

facts or information used for making calculations or decisions: can be followed by a plural verb in scientific English, in which case the singular is datum

news

noun

information about something that has happened recently

fact

noun

a piece of true information

detail

noun

one of many small facts or pieces of information relating to a situation

findings

noun

information that you discover, or opinions that you form after doing research

A to Z

noun

all the facts or information about something

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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