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information content

[‚in·fər′mā·shən ¦kän‚tent]
(communications)
A numerical measure of the information generated in selecting a specific symbol (or message), equal to the negative of the logarithm of the probability of the symbol (or message) selected. Also known as negentropy.
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For middle school students to cope successfully with the task of specifying tentative vocational preferences (Super's second task in the exploration stage of career development), they need to develop a reservoir of career information to begin the process of translating crystallized self-information into potential career directions.
for the needs of the City of TrencE[degrees]n and organizations under its competence, and self-information system (hereinafter CG ISS), Geographic Information System (CG GISAM) solution to support eGovernment (the CG eGOV) and related activities in order to ensure full use of operating systems in the following categories:- Update - maintenance licenses provided licensing and application software,- Upgrade - technical evaluation of in-service application software including the incorporation of the requirements of the city,- Hot line support- Project management,- Technical support,- Methodological support.
In the education system, career guidance emphasized self-awareness, knowing the world of work, establishing self-information systems, managing time effectively, improving social skills, applying career information systems, developing career plans, and implementing a career plan (Cheng, 1998).