How to Share Information with Colleagues Spelling

10.5.2005

information

Literally translated means “information”, “explanation”, “instruction (through teaching)” and comes from Latin

information

. The verb

informare

means "to form", "to give a shape" (to

in

"In" +

forma

"Shape"). The meaning of the term has changed over the years. That was the name of a teacher in the 17th and 18th centuries

Informator

. Today this word is called

informant

, so "someone who gives information". The vocab

information

is understandable in almost all languages ​​in the world, which is probably one of the reasons why the pictogram was created

i

as a sign for an information center. In modern society, information has become a key term that can also be found in the short form

info

found in numerous compositions and word creations. Society itself is called

Information society

referred to by a

Information overload

is overrun.

infotainment

is the catchphrase for entertaining information transfer (from the English

information

+

entertainment

), a

Infomercial

is advertising in the guise of serious information (from the English

information

+

commercial

). The new word creations also include terms such as

Infopost

for advertising and

Infobroker

as an expression for research service providers who track down current data and information on the Internet.