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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study of information processing; computer science.
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Origin of informatics

translation of Russian informátika (1966); see information, -ics
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  1. (functioning as singular) another term for information science
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Word Origin and History for informatics


1967, translating Russian informatika (1966), from information; also see -ics.

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