having or prepared with information or knowledge; apprised: an informed audience that asked intelligent questions.

1400–50; late Middle English; see inform, -ed2

informedly [in-fawr-mid-lee] , adverb
half-informed, adjective
quasi-informed, adjective
uninformed, adjective
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informed (ɪnˈfɔːmd)
1.  having much knowledge or education; learned or cultured
2.  based on information: an informed judgment

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early 14c., "to train or instruct in some specific subject," from L. informare "to shape, form, train, instruct, educate," from in- "into" + forma "form." Sense of "report facts or news" first recorded late 14c. Informative "instructive" is from 1650s. Informer "one who gives information against another"
(especially in ref. to law-breaking) is from c.1500.
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