Information theory

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A branch of mathematics that is concerned with the properties of transmitted messages and the probabilities of transmission failure, distortion, and noise to which they are subjected.

Reference: ANSI (modified)

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

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