curation

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From Old French curacion, from Latin cūrātiō.

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curation ‎(countable and uncountable, plural curations)

  1. The act of curating, of organizing and maintaining a collection of artworks or artifacts.
  2. (archaic) The act of curing or healing.
  3. (databases) The manual updating of information in a database.
    • 2009, David Edwards, Jason Stajich, David Hansen, Bioinformatics: Tools and Applications:
      Manual database curation involves the following steps: (1) finding articles of interest; (2) finding and extracting facts (relations, events, associations, etc.) relevant to the database focus; and (3) converting extracted information into predefined standardized form.

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curation f (plural curations)

  1. curation; curing; healing