information etymology

English word information comes from Old French information

Detailed word origin of information

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
information Old French (fro)
enformation English (eng)
informacioun Anglo-Norman (xno)
enformacion Middle English (enm)
information English (eng) (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 [...]

Words with the same origin as information

Descendants of information
FYI Infobahn disinfotainment enformation info info-dump infoanarchist infobesity infodesk infoglut infographic infomania infomax infonaut infoset infosheet infoshop infosociety infosphere infostation infostructure infotech infotechnological infotext infowar