Oxford English Dictionary Expands Definition of “Information”

Oxford English Dictionary Expands Definition of “Information”
technology

The entry for "information" in the online edition of the OED explodes to 9,400 words.

John Ryan
  • 9 december 2010

We reported last August that the Oxford English Dictionary plans to cease print production for a completely online edition. Keeping with the digital spirit, the OED has expanded the entry on “information” to 9,400 words, tracing its origins in the fourteenth century as a form of accusation, its evolution into “instruction,” to the current concept of the “Information Age” defined as “the era in which the retrieval, management, and transmission of information, esp. by using computer technology, is a principal (commercial) activity.”

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