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General words for information, news and facts - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

datum

a singular form of data

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

report

noun

a piece of information about an event, that may or may not be true

word

noun

news or information about someone or something

granular

adjective

computing 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

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the 411

Americanvery informal information about a particular situation

a mine of information (on/about)

someone or something that can provide you with a lot of information, gossip etc

anecdata

noun

information that is presented as if it is based on serious research but is in fact based on what someone thinks is true

a piece of the puzzle/jigsaw

a part of a complicated or continuing situation that helps you to understand it

a stick to beat someone with

a piece of information or an argument that can be used for criticizing or punishing someone

background

noun

information about what has happened in the past that helps you to understand the present situation

bearer

noun

someone who brings you a particular type of news or information

breakdown

noun

information that has been separated into different groups

bumf

noun

Britishinformal written information that you get with something such as a product you have bought

bumph

another spelling of bumf

buzz

noun

informal information that people are talking about that is not official and is not definitely true

case

noun

a set of facts and arguments that you can state for or against something

chapter and verse

full and accurate information about something

clue

noun

a piece of information that helps explain a situation or provide a solution to a problem

common knowledge

noun

something that everyone knows

coverage

noun

information about a range of things, for example in a book or course of education

data protection

noun

legal control over who can see or use information kept by computers

detail

noun

information that you provide about yourself, for example your name and address

details

noun

information

disclosure

noun

a piece of information that was previously secret

the dope

noun

informalmainly American all the information or latest news about someone or something

entry

noun

a set of information that is part of a series of things written in a book, list, computer database etc

factoid

noun

a piece of information that becomes accepted as true because it is repeated very often

facts and figures

pieces of information about something, rather than opinions or ideas

the first someone hears/knows of something

the moment that someone hears/finds out about something new, especially when other people already know about it

food for thought

something that makes you think a lot about a particular subject

for someone’s information

intended to provide useful information for someone

gen

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned information

glad news/tidings

news that makes people happy

gleanings

noun

formal small amounts of information, ideas, or details that you have learned

have news for someone

used for telling someone some news, especially bad news

hearsay

noun

information that you have heard without having any proof that it is true

home truths

noun

unpleasant facts or opinions about you that someone tells you

idea

noun

information or knowledge that you have about something

info

noun

informal information

information

noun

providing information

the ins and outs

noun

informal all the details or facts that you need to know in order to deal with a complicated situation, process etc

inside baseball

noun

Americaninformal information that is too detailed and technical for most people

intricacies

noun

the complicated parts or details of something such as a system or problem

the last word

noun

information that everyone considers to be the best

the lowdown

noun

informal the important or interesting information that you need to know about someone or something

material

noun

information, ideas, and experiences that you use as the subject of a book, film, song etc

music to your ears

something that someone says that you are very pleased to hear

note

noun

printed information that gives you help or advice on a particular subject

notice

noun

information or a warning about something that is going to happen

nugget

noun

a small piece of information or advice that can be useful or important

padding

noun

unnecessary information that is added to make something such as a speech or piece of writing longer

particular

noun

formal a detail

particularity

noun

formal a specific detail

particulars

noun

information and details about someone or something

poop

noun

Americaninformal the latest news or information about what is happening

practicalities

noun

the real facts or details of a situation, rather than ideas or theories

propaganda

noun

information, especially false information, that a government or organization spreads in order to influence people’s opinions and beliefs

publication

noun

the process of making information available to the public

public property

noun

information that is available to everyone and is not secret

raw

adjective

raw data consists of information, facts etc that have not been examined or organized

record

noun

information kept about something that has happened

result

noun

a piece of information that is obtained by examining, studying, or calculating something

revelation

noun

a surprising piece of information

rumor

the American spelling of rumour

rumour

noun

unofficial information that may or may not be true

scoop

noun

mainly Americanspoken the most recent information about someone or something, especially something personal or private

score

noun

informal the true facts of a situation

scrap

noun

a small piece of something such as information or knowledge

signal

noun

information sent from one thing or person to another using a piece of equipment or an organized system

signal-to-noise ratio

noun

the amount of useful information that you get from something, compared to the amount that is useless

someone’s particulars

someone’s name, address etc

specifics

noun

the details of something

stock

noun

an amount of facts, stories etc that someone knows

stuff

noun

informal general information

technicality

noun

a detail about a particular subject that is understood only by an expert

things

noun

a fact or a condition related to a particular situation, activity, person etc

tidbit

noun

American a titbit

tidings

noun

an old word meaningnews

titbit

noun

British a piece of interesting information

traffic

noun

the information that passes through a communications system

trivia

noun

facts about subjects such as sport, history, or television programmes that people use to answer questions in a game

what’s what

the important facts that you should understand about a situation

whisper

noun

mainly literary something that someone says that may or may not be true

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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