information theory


information theory
n. theory of the likelihood of transmission of messages with clearly described accuracy when the bits of information comprising the messages are subject to transmission failure and distortion; (Computer science) theory based on statistics that deals with the limits and effectiveness of information processing

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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