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information science
 
n
the science of the collection, evaluation, organization, and dissemination of information, often employing computers

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information science   (ĭn'fər-mā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the gathering, manipulation, classification, storage, and retrieval of recorded knowledge. Information science involves the development and analysis of methods of classifying information, as in a library's card catalog, as well as the use of computer systems for archiving information and identifying and retrieving information relevant to specific purposes. Information science also deals with the history of recorded information in various writing systems and media such as papyrus, paper, and microfiche.
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Example sentences
Our mission is to develop new technologies that use information science to
  advance basic science.
But as described above, in the past century it has been reduced to a problem of
  organic chemistry and information science.
The money will go toward toward efforts such as fuel-cell fabrication and a
  better understanding of quantum information science.
And the big surprise is that this has implications for the new field of quantum
  information science.
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