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infomania

[in-fuh-mey-nee-uh, ‐foh‐] /ˌɪn fəˈmeɪ ni ə, ‐foʊ‐/
noun
1.
excessive enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge.
2.
Digital Technology.
  1. an obsessive need to constantly check e-mails, social-networking websites, online news, etc.:
    The fear of being out of the loop, not in the know, fuels infomania, especially among teens.
  2. the effects of this obsession, especially a decline in the ability to concentrate:
    She attributes her increasingly poor “life management skills” to infomania.
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British Dictionary definitions for infomania

infomania

/ˌɪnfəʊˈmeɪnɪə/
noun (informal)
1.
an obsessive need or desire for factual information
2.
an obsession with keeping up to date with one's emails, text messages, etc
Word Origin
C20: from info1 + -mania
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Contemporary definitions for infomania
noun

a continual and excessive quest for acquiring and disseminating knowledge and information

Examples

infomania encouraged by the Internet

Usage Note

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