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

noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of information processing; computer science.


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Origin of informatics

translation of Russian informátika (1966); see information, -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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

/ (ˌɪnfəˈmætɪks) /


(functioning as singular) another term for information science
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