Information etymology


English word information comes from Old French information

Etymology of information

Detailed word origin of information

Dictionary entry Language Definition
information Old French (fro)
enformation English (en)
informacioun Anglo-Norman (xno)
enformacion Middle English (enm)
information English (en) (Christianity) Divine inspiration. [from 15th c.]. (IT industry jargon) Any ordered sequence of symbols (or signals) (that could contain a message). [from late 20th c.]. (computing) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.. (legal) A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to inform [...]