Data vs. Information

Data vs. Information — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Data and Information

Datanoun

plural of datum

Informationnoun

Knowledge or facts learned, especially about a certain subject or event.

Datanoun

Information, especially in a scientific or computational context, or with the implication that it is organized.

The raw information was processed and placed into a database so the data could be accessed more quickly.

Informationnoun

The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge

Safety instructions are provided for the information of our passengers.

Datanoun

Recorded observations that are usually presented in a structured format.

Informationnoun

(Computers) Processed, stored, or transmitted data.

Datanoun

(computing) A representation of facts or ideas in a formalized manner capable of being communicated or manipulated by some process.

Informationnoun

A numerical measure of the uncertainty of an experimental outcome.

Datanoun

(mobile telephony) Digital information such as images or web pages transmitted using the cellular telephone network rather than wifi.

run out of data

Informationnoun

(Law) A formal accusation of a crime made by a public officer rather than by grand jury indictment in instances in which the offense, if a federal crime, is not a felony or in which the offense, if a state crime, is allowed prosecution in that manner rather than by indictment.

Datanoun

a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn;

statistical data

Informationnoun

Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something.

I need some more information about this issue.

Informationnoun

The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification.

For your information, I did this because I wanted to.

Informationnoun

(legal) A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to inform a magistrate of an offence and request a warrant; in the US, an accusation brought before a judge without a grand jury indictment.

Informationnoun

(obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation.

Informationnoun

The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training.

Informationnoun

The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation.

Informationnoun

(computing) […] the meaning that a human assigns to data by means of the known conventions used in its representation.

Informationnoun

(Christianity) Divine inspiration.

Informationnoun

A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber.

Informationnoun

(information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit.

Informationnoun

As contrasted with data, information is processed to extract relevant data.

Informationnoun

(information technology) Any ordered sequence of symbols (or signals) (that could contain a message).

Informationnoun

a message received and understood

Informationnoun

a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn;

statistical data

Informationnoun

knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

Informationnoun

(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome;

the signal contained thousands of bits of information

Informationnoun

formal accusation of a crime