information in‧for‧ma‧tion [ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʆn ǁ -fər-] noun [uncountable]
1. facts or details that tell you about something or someone:

• This is highly confidential information.

• Corporations are making more financial information available to investors.

ˈcredit inforˌmation FINANCE
information about a company's ability to pay its suppliers:

• A supplier of credit information to the clothing industry advised manufacturers against shipping new merchandise to this retailer except on a cash basis.

ˌinside inforˈmation also inˌsider inforˈmation FINANCE COMMERCE
information that is only available to people who are part of a particular organization or group:

• He was accused of trading on inside information (= using inside information to make trading decisions ) .

2. for information only written on copies of letters and documents that are sent to someone who needs to know about them but does not need to deal with them
3. for your information written abbreviation FYI written on the front or at the top of a letter when you want a particular person to read it or deal with it
4. the telephone service that provides telephone numbers to people who ask for them; = directory enquiries Bre

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information UK US /ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən/ noun [U] (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 — Cf. for information only
for more information — Cf. for more information
for your information — Cf. for your information
See also CREDIT INFORMATION(Cf. ↑credit information), INSIDER INFORMATION(Cf. ↑insider information)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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