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in·for·ma·tion

information

 
 
pronunciation:
In fr meI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: knowledge or facts that come from a source.
The newspaper is full of information.I have some information about Josh that you might be interested in.
synonyms:
facts, knowledge
similar words:
evidence, material
definition 2: a telephone service that can tell the caller the phone number of a person or business.
Harry called information to get the phone number for Porky's Pizza Palace.
synonyms:
communication
similar words:
commerce
derivation: informational (adj.)
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The word information contains the following parts:
in-1 Latin prefix that means in, into, on
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The prefix in-1 occurs in Latin loanwords and thus attaches to Latin roots (infect , inscribe ). -in1 has multiple forms, as the "n" sound in in- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms il-1, im-1, and ir-1.
form Latin root that means shape, form
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration).