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INFORMING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does informing mean? 

INFORMING (noun)
  The noun INFORMING has 2 senses:

1. to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
2. a speech act that conveys information

  Familiarity information: INFORMING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFORMING (noun)


Sense 1informing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

informing; ratting

Hypernyms ("informing" is a kind of...):

disclosure; revealing; revelation (the speech act of making something evident)


Sense 2informing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A speech act that conveys information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

making known; informing

Hypernyms ("informing" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "informing"):

apprisal; notification; telling (informing by words)

revelation (communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency)

intro; introduction; presentation (formally making a person known to another or to the public)

briefing (detailed instructions, as for a military operation)

account; report (the act of informing by verbal report)

warning (a message informing of danger)


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