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 for information content
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Information \In`for*ma"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. informatio
     representation, conception. See Inform, v. t.]
     1. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or
        intelligence.
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              The active informations of the intellect. --South.
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     2. Any fact or set of facts, knowledge, news, or advice,
        whether communicated by others or obtained by personal
        study and investigation; any datum that reduces
        uncertainty about the state of any part of the world;
        intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation,
        or instruction.
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              Larger opportunities of information.  --Rogers.
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              He should get some information in the subject he
              intends to handle.                    --Swift.
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     3. (Law) A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some
        offense against the government, instituted and prosecuted,
        really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on
        behalf of the government. It differs from an indictment in
        criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding
        of a grand jury. See Indictment.
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     4. (Information Theory) A measure of the number of possible
        choices of messages contained in a symbol, signal,
        transmitted message, or other information-bearing object;
        it is usually quantified as the negative logarithm of the
        number of allowed symbols that could be contained in the
        message; for logarithms to the base 2, the measure
        corresponds to the unit of information, the hartley, which
        is log210, or 3.323 bits; called also information
        content. The smallest unit of information that can be
        contained or transmitted is the bit, corresponding to a
        yes-or-no decision.
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     5. (Computers) Useful facts, as contrasted with raw data; as,
        among all this data, there must be some interesting
        information.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  information content \in`for*ma"tion con"tent\, n.
     information[4].
     [PJC]

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