information science

noun

Definition of information science

: the collection, classification, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of recorded knowledge treated both as a pure and as an applied science

Examples of information science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In each of the foundational technologies of the 21st century—artificial intelligence, semiconductors, 5G wireless, quantum information science, biotechnology and green energy—China could soon be the global leader. Graham Allison And Eric Schmidt, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 Then the Department of Energy launched its five National QIS Research Centers operating out of its national labs—seedbeds for increasing research on quantum information science for both the private and public sectors. Arthur Herman, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 In each of the foundational technologies of the 21st century—artificial intelligence, semiconductors, 5G wireless, quantum information science, biotechnology and green energy—China could soon be the global leader. Graham Allison And Eric Schmidt, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 In each of the foundational technologies of the 21st century—artificial intelligence, semiconductors, 5G wireless, quantum information science, biotechnology and green energy—China could soon be the global leader. Graham Allison And Eric Schmidt, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 The ability for something to go viral on TikTok is much higher than on other social media platform, said Casey Fiesler, a professor in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s information science department. Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2022 In each of the foundational technologies of the 21st century—artificial intelligence, semiconductors, 5G wireless, quantum information science, biotechnology and green energy—China could soon be the global leader. Graham Allison And Eric Schmidt, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 In each of the foundational technologies of the 21st century—artificial intelligence, semiconductors, 5G wireless, quantum information science, biotechnology and green energy—China could soon be the global leader. Graham Allison And Eric Schmidt, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 The two new institutes join three other Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes launched by NSF in 2020 to advance quantum information science, computing, sensing and simulation. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of information science

1955, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2022

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“Information science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/information%20science. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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