informatics

[ in-fer-mat-iks ]
/ ˌɪn fərˈmæt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of information processing; computer science.

Nearby words

  1. informal settlement,
  2. informal vote,
  3. informality,
  4. informally,
  5. informant,
  6. information,
  7. information age,
  8. information architecture,
  9. information economy,
  10. information overload

Origin of informatics

translation of Russian informátika (1966); see information, -ics

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Examples from the Web for informatics

  • Scott McKinney, the lead author of the study, is the informatics manager at Massachusetts General Hospital sleep laboratory.

    Why You Wake Up At Night|Casey Schwartz|March 10, 2011|DAILY BEAST


British Dictionary definitions for informatics

informatics

/ (ˌɪnfəˈmætɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) another term for information science
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Word Origin and History for informatics

informatics

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper