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informatics

 [in″for-mat´iks]
the management of information and knowledge by computers.

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]

informatics

computerized automated delivery and manipulation of information to and by users of computer systems.

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]

informatics

information management; the technology of information storage, retrieval and transmission. Includes on-line access to and editing of data bases, facsimile transmission, optical reading and word processing. The application of electronics to information management has greatly expanded the opportunities for dealing with large amounts of data for research, clinical records, herd health programs and accounting for veterinarians.
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