1. Noun.  Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something. (defdate, from 14th c.) .
  2. Noun.  The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. (defdate, from 14th c.) .
  3. Noun.  (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. (defdate, from 15th c.) .
  4. Noun.  (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. (defdate, 14th-17th c.) .
  5. Noun.  (context, now) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. (defdate, from 14th c.) .
  6. Noun.  (context, now) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. (defdate, from 17th c.) .
  7. Noun.  (Christianity) Divine inspiration. (defdate, from 15th c.) .
  8. Noun.  (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. (defdate, from 20th c.) .
  9. Noun.  A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. (defdate, from 20th c.) .
  10. Noun.  As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data. (defdate, from 20th c.) .

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