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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.