What is obituary?

obituary meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A notice of a person’s death, usually published in a newspaper or magazine, which may include a brief biographical sketch of the main events in the life of the deceased (see this example). Obituaries of well-known public figures may be researched and written long before death and kept on file in the morgue of a newspaper office, to be ready for printing on short notice. Obituaries are indexed under the last name of the deceased in Biography Index, a reference serial available in most large libraries in the United States. Click here to read the New York Times obituaries, and here to see the Yahoo! list of obituary Web sites. Abbreviated obit. Synonymous with death notice.


reference: ABC-CLIO