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 Karen Levy is an assistant professor in the department of information science at Cornell University. Karen Levy, Star Tribune, "The dating game: You had me at 'clean record'," 1 Apr. 2021 Amanda Hernández is a sophomore journalism and information science double major at the University of Maryland. Adriana Gallardo, ProPublica, "Meet ProPublica’s 2021 Diversity Scholarship Recipients," 24 Mar. 2021 Five new National Quantum Information Science Research centers were created by the U.S. Department of Energy researchers from academia, U.S. national labs and industry will be working together to help catalyze quantum information science research. Chuck Brooks, Forbes, "The Emerging Paths Of Quantum Computing," 21 Mar. 2021 The Chicago native has a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College and a master of library and information science degree from the University of Illinois. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "City Market taking cues from restaurants with outdoor seating, heating, tents," 23 Nov. 2020 The Chicago native has a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College and a master of library and information science degree from the University of Illinois. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "City Market taking cues from restaurants with outdoor seating, heating, tents," 23 Nov. 2020 The Chicago native has a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College and a master of library and information science degree from the University of Illinois. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "City Market taking cues from restaurants with outdoor seating, heating, tents," 23 Nov. 2020 The Chicago native has a bachelor’s degree in English from Dartmouth College and a master of library and information science degree from the University of Illinois. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "City Market taking cues from restaurants with outdoor seating, heating, tents," 23 Nov. 2020 One researcher, the University of Colorado information science professor Leysia Palen, spent months trying to understand the power of Trump’s tweets. Washington Post, "With Trump’s Twitter megaphone gone, Silicon Valley’s power rings loud," 14 Jan. 2021

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Information science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/information%20science. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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