inform

\ \ [14] When English first acquired inform (via Old French enfourmer) it was used simply for ‘give form or shape to’. However, its Latin original, informāre (a compound verb based on formaform’), had in classical times moved on from the primary notion of ‘shaping’ via ‘forming an idea of something’ and ‘describing it’ to ‘telling or instructing people about something’. English took this sense over too, and has persevered with it, but ‘give shape to’ was dropped in the 17th century.
\ \ Cf.FORM

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  • Inform — ist eine von Graham Nelson seit 1993 entwickelte objektorientierte Programmiersprache, in der Textadventures programmiert werden können. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 1.1 Weitere Sprachversionen 1.2 Deutsche Sprachversion …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Inform — est un langage de programmation optimisé pour la création de jeux en fiction interactive, créé en 1993 par Graham Nelson. Sommaire 1 Vue d ensemble 2 Inform 7 3 Notes et référ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • inform — in‧form [ɪnˈfɔːm ǁ ɔːrm] verb [transitive] to formally or officially tell someone about something or give them information: inform somebody (that) • We regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful. inform somebody of/​about… …   Financial and business terms

  • inform — vb 1 Inform, animate, inspire, fire are comparable when they mean to infuse (a person or thing) with something (as a spirit, a principle, an idea, or a passion) that gives him or it effective power or an urge to action or activity. Sometimes,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Inform — en un un sistema de creación de aventuras conversacionales y un lenguaje de programación creado en 1993 por Graham Nelson. El sistema está dividido en dos partes: el compilador y la biblioteca, un conjunto de software que realiza las tareas de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • inform — INFÓRM, Ă, informi, e, adj. Care nu are o formă determinată sau un contur precis. fără formă; care este lucrat grosolan, care are forma nepotrivită, brută, dizgraţioasă. ♦ fig. Imperfect, nedesăvârşit. – Din fr. informe, lat. informis. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Inform — en un lenguaje de programación diseñado para realizar aventuras conversacionales, creado en 1993 por Graham Nelson. El sistema Inform esta compuesto por dos componentes: Compilador, que genera los archivos de historia desde el código fuente en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Inform — Тип исполнения: компилируемый Появился в: 1993 Автор(ы): Грэхем Нельсон Расширение файлов: .Z#, .inf, .Z5, .Z8 Inform  компилируемый объектно ориентированный язык программирования, во многом похожий на Си …   Википедия

  • Inform — In*form , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Informed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Informing}.] [OE. enformen, OF. enformer, F. informer. L. informare; pref. in in + formare to form, share, fr. forma form. See {Form}.] 1. To give form or share to; to give vital or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inform — In*form , v. t. 1. To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To give intelligence or information; to tell. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inform — I (betray) verb accuse, announce, bear witness against, betray the secret, break faith, break trust, charge, communicate, confess, declare, denounce, disclose, disclose intentionally, disclose secrets, divulge, expose, give over to the foe,… …   Law dictionary

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