Knowledge derived from study, experience, or instruction. Knowledge of specific events or situations that has been gathered or received by communication; intelligence or news. See Synonyms at knowledge. A collection of facts or data: statistical information. The act of informing or the condition of being informed; communication of knowledge: Safety instructions are provided for the information of our passengers. Computer Science Processed, stored, or transmitted data. A numerical measure of the uncertainty of an experimental outcome. Law A formal accusation of a crime made by a public officer rather than by grand jury indictment.