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Knowledge; a collection of facts or data.
[L. informo, to shape or fashion]


(in″fŏr-mā′shŏn) [L. informatio, idea, conception]
1. Data that are interpreted, organized, structured, and given meaning.
2. A message from a sender to one or more receivers.


n 1. coherent, data-bearing pattern that can be separated from its medium of transmission.
2. concept in meridian based psychotherapy, which posits that information manifests as a function of shape and structure; also believed to be a demonstration of the reality of energy and energy fields.


1. data which has intrinsic value.
2. changes occurring in central neurons as a result of stimuli received from sensory neurons. The signals received are coded, selected, with some being discarded and some stored, analyzed and compared with similar data stored in memory, after packing and merging.

information evaluation
an essential step to avoid unnecessary storage and the utilization of erroneous information in drawing conclusions. The rating will depend on whether the information is experimentally derived, obtained by clinical experience, or procedures in between. It is necessary in many situations to utilize information with a low rating because of a lack of availability of better information. There must necessarily be a lower level of certainty in the conclusions based on such material.
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Indeed, thinking that prices will converge in the long run to their informationally efficient state begs the question.
As a growing literature has described, money instruments are not necessarily risk-sensitive in the same way as other securities, and in fact may be informationally insensitive, insofar as they are designed to be nonreactive to changes in bank risk.
While prior experience with being an issuer affects whether or not the issuer wants to use an agent, and a specific type of agent, prior experience with being an issuer does not necessarily directly cause the outcome variables of interest in the subsequent tables, such as the number of investors, the percentage of investors and proceeds from outside the issuer's home jurisdiction, and the percentage of investors and proceeds from more informationally sensitive investors.
Radical constructivist Humberto] Maturana asserts that from the point of view of a biologist living systems are informationally closed--that is, things don't get in and they don't get out.
This list of keywords is considered as a fixed support mechanism, informationally equivalent to the adaptive support mechanism, since it included all the prompts possibly presented to students in the treatment condition.
Asymmetric information in informationally efficient markets is not a new concept.
Likewise, the three wood products markets were much more informationally efficient than the Treasury market at the 99 percent confidence interval.
One reason community banks may have an advantage in lending to informationally opaque borrowers is that managers of community banks typically have more control over the allocation of their banks' resources than do branch managers of large banks with far-flung operations.
Besides, in the coming days Sberbank's shares will be informationally supported by Investor day taking place in New York.
The results suggest that fixed odds football betting markets are not as informationally efficient as previous tests, using less flexible methods, suggest.
I like to say it's informationally complete, you can pack a lot into a few minutes, and it's viral--something every marketer craves.
190) Ideally, such mechanisms should be allocated not only to informationally superior parties but to those parties who have sufficient incentives to operationalize that information through enforcement.

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