|mind, matter, meaning and information|
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913 Edition:
What that linked set of definitions is mainly intended to convey is that “information” derives from “form.” Starting from the noun “form,” we get the verb “to form,” meaning something like “to shape,” then “to inform,” which means “to shape the attitudes, opinions, beliefs, behaviour, etc.” Finally we get back to a noun, “information,” as “that which shapes attitudes, etc.”
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