Definitions

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • The term informatics embraces the modern concept of information in all its aspects: information management, infrastructure, processing, presentation, dissemination, design and analysis.

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  • Climate informatics is just about processing information obtained from this platform.

    Climate Change Informatics – a proposal | Serendipity

  • Hence, some sort of fitness landscape would apply (though not necessarily discriminatory with regards to symbols). eric: There is no definition of "evolution" in informatics that says or implies that a sequence of undecodable items can be evolved into decodable symbols in the absence of defined decoding mechanisms or supplying predetermined target sequence.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • There is no definition of "evolution" in informatics that says or implies that a sequence of undecodable items can be evolved into decodable symbols in the absence of defined decoding mechanisms or supplying predetermined target sequence.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • Given its supporters, one may think informatics is a widely taught discipline.

    Buffalo News: Closing School of Informatics is a terrible mistake

  • Closure of the School of Informatics represents a reversal by UB, which established the school in 1999 to focus on the growing field of informatics, of which bio-informatics is an area of specialty.

    Buffalo News: Closing School of Informatics is a terrible mistake

  • Programs in informatics are starting up, but their techniques seem valuable for libraries, but not so much for personal data management or efficiently [...]

    February | 2005 | Impromptus

  • First, I think there is a major under-investment in informatics in health care in Ontario.

    E-Health: The Potential for Radical Change to Health-Care Delivery

  • In my Guide to English Language Usage I say information technology (IT): The word informatics appears in dictionaries but is not in common current use.

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  • Chapter 7 describes a communal effort to realize interoperability in chemical informatics, which is called the Blue Obelisk movement.

    Archive 2008-03-01

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  • The interdisciplinary study of the design, application, and use of information and communication technologies (ICT's). It goes beyond purely technical aspects to provide a human-centered perspective, which takes into account the social, organizational, and cultural contexts of ICT design and use. link

    October 30, 2008