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informatics

 [in″for-mat´iks]
the management of information and knowledge by computers.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·for·mat·ics

(in'fōr-mat'iks),
1. The study of information and ways to process and handle it, especially by means of information technology, that is, computers and other electronic devices for rapid transfer, processing, and analysis of large amounts of data.
See also: bioinformatics.
2. The science of arranging and organizing the product of genomic and functional genomic studies so that useful insight can result.
See also: bioinformatics.
[information + -ics]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

in·for·mat·ics

(in'fŏr-mat'iks)
1. The study of information and ways to process and handle it, especially by means of information technology, i.e., computers and other electronic devices for rapid transfer, processing, and analysis of large amounts of data.
2. The science of arranging and organizing the results of genomic and functional genomic studies.
See also: bioinformatics
[information + -ics]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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