informed


informed
[[t]ɪnfɔ͟ː(r)md[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is informed knows about a subject or what is happening in the world.
See also well-informed

Informed people know the company is shaky.

...the importance of keeping the public properly informed.

2) ADJ: ADJ n When journalists talk about informed sources, they mean people who are likely to give correct information because of their private or special knowledge.

According to informed sources, those taken into custody include at least one major-general.

3) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n An informed guess or decision is one that likely to be good, because it is based on definite knowledge or information.

An informed guess at his personal wealth was $1.25 billion...

Science is now enabling us to make more informed choices about how we use common drugs.

4) See also inform

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • informed — in·formed adj: based on or made with essential information an informed judgment Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. informed …   Law dictionary

  • Informed — In*formed (?n f?rmd ), a. Unformed or ill formed; deformed; shapeless. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Informed stars}. See under {Unformed}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • informed — informed; un·informed; …   English syllables

  • informed — [adj] cognizant, conversant abreast, acquainted, apprized, au courant*, au fait*, briefed, enlightened, erudite, expert, familiar, in the know*, into*, knowledgeable, know the score*, know what’s what*, learned, on top of*, posted*, primed*,… …   New thesaurus

  • informed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or showing knowledge. 2) (of a judgement) based on a sound understanding of the facts …   English terms dictionary

  • informed — [in fôrmd′] adj. having or based on much information, knowledge, or education …   English World dictionary

  • informed — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ keep, stay ▪ keep sb ADVERB ▪ closely, well …   Collocations dictionary

  • informed — in|formed [ınˈfo:md US o:r ] adj 1.) having a lot of knowledge or information about a particular subject or situation ▪ Informed sources said it was likely that the President would make a televised statement. well informed/ill informed ▪ I became …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • informed — adjective 1 having a lot of knowledge or information about a particular subject or situation: Informed sources have denied that the President was involved at all. 2 well informed/ill informed/badly informed knowing a lot or not knowing much about …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • informed — adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. having information < informed sources > < informed observers > b. based on possession of information < an informed opinion > 2. educated, knowledgeable < what the informed …   New Collegiate Dictionary