Informatics meaning

ĭn'fər-măt'ĭks
Information science.
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A synonym for information technology (IT), which is an umbrella term for "information management" and "computer science." The term is more widely used in Canada, Europe and countries other than the U.S. See IT, information management and computer science.
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(computing) A branch of information science and of computer science, that focuses on the study of information processing and particularly as respect to systems integration and human interactions with machine and data.
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Origin of informatics

  • informat(ion) –ics
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Coined 1957 or shortly thereafter from information +"Ž -ics; possibly influenced by automation and automatic.
    From Wiktionary