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 what is happening in the world: She seemed to be fairly well-informed about the underlying economic issues.
3 informed guess/estimate/judgment etc a guess etc that is based on knowledge of a subject or situation
4 keep sb informed to give someone the latest news and details about a situation: Please keep me fully informed of any developments.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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