from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Information science.
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- n. 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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- n. the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information
informat(ion) + -ics.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined 1957 or shortly thereafter from information + -ics; possibly influenced by automation and automatic. (Wiktionary)