From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_726_zinformationin‧for‧ma‧tion /ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən $ -fər-/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [uncountable] 1 INFORMATIONfacts or details that tell you something about a situation, person, event etc I need more information.information that We have received information that Grant may have left the country.information about/on The book contains information about a wide variety of subjects.my/our etc information is (=used to say what you know about a situation) My information is that Gary wants to stay with the club. → inside information at inside3(2)RegisterIn everyday English, in informal contexts, people often use the expression tell someone something rather than using the noun information: I wonder if you could give me some information about your childhood. → I wonder if you could tell me something about your childhood.• Information is an uncountable noun and is not used in the plural. You say: I need some information about hotels. ✗Don’t say: I need some informations about hotels.• Information is always followed by a singular verb: The information is strictly confidential.• When talking about one fact or detail, you say a piece of information or a bit of information: He told me an interesting piece of information.2 American EnglishTCT the telephone service which provides telephone numbers to people who ask for them SYN directory enquiries British English3 → for somebody's information4 → For your information...5 → for information only6 → too much information! —informational adjectiveCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + informationuseful/valuable The information he gave me was very useful.correct/accurateAre you sure this information is correct?wrong/false He was jailed for providing false information to the police.relevant (=about the subject you are interested in)Some of the information in the article is not particularly relevant.confidential/secret That information was confidential and should not have been passed on.more/further/additional informationFor more information, visit our website.new informationThe police have received new information about the case.the latest information (=information that has been discovered very recently)We have access to all the latest information.the necessary informationThis leaflet should provide you with all the necessary information.detailed informationMore detailed information is available free on request.financial/economic informationThe financial information contained in the report is based on the company's audited accounts.background information (=information explaining what happened before the present situation)He gave us some background information about the trial.verbshave informationDo you have any information about coach trips to Oxford?contain informationThe documents contained top secret information.get/receive informationIt is vital that people receive the information they need.give/provide informationa booklet giving information about local education servicescollect/gather informationThe job consisted of gathering information about consumer needs.need informationWhen I needed information for my report, Jack was always extremely helpful.look for information (also seek information formal)Journalists going to the building to seek information were denied entry.exchange information (=give information to each other)The meetings provided an opportunity to exchange information.disseminate information formal (=give it to a lot of people)The internet plays a key role in disseminating information.phrasesa piece/bit of information (also an item of information formal)He provided me with several useful pieces of information.a source of information (=someone or something that can provide information)Newspapers are valuable sources of information.
Examples from the Corpusinformation• The book contains information on how to find a job abroad.• The guidebook has detailed information about the hotels in the area.• For further information, please write to the following address.• Harrington was arrested for selling government information to other countries.• The Web site provides the latest information on Medicare and Medicaid.• We need more information before we make a decision.• Ray just told me an interesting piece of information.• I'm looking for some information about breast cancer research.• The tourist office will be able to give you the information you need.information that• I am astonished by the amount of information that sticks to you.• In short: identity may be more a province of information that the other way round.• Such is the wealth of information that analysis could easily become a complex statistical exercise.• Parents will often pace what they reveal initially, giving only information that they feel is required.• Add any other information that you think may be relevant.• The theory: a flatter, less-hierarchical organisation would enable the information that managers need to take decisions to flow more freely.• Some discreet enquiries there yielded the information that fitzAlan was about to take Tracy, leaving his new wife at home.• We are all so bombarded with information that it requires a lot of will-power to set out to find more information.From Longman Business Dictionaryinformationin‧for‧ma‧tion /ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən-fər-/ noun [uncountable]1facts or details that tell you about something or someoneThis is highly confidential information.Corporations are making more financial information available to investors.2for 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 them3for 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 it4American English the telephone service that provides telephone numbers to people who ask for themSYNdirectory enquiries BrE