- utilizing electronic devices and mechanical parts to assist humans in performing difficult, dangerous, or intricate tasks, as by supplementing or duplicating parts of the body: The scientist used a bionic arm to examine the radioactive material.
- Informal. having superhuman strength or capacity.
- of or relating to bionics.
Origin of bionic
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- of or relating to bionics
- (in science fiction) having certain physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic equipmentthe bionic man
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Word Origin and History for bionically
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- Of, relating to, or developed from bionics.
- Having anatomical structures or physiological processes that are replaced or enhanced by electronic or mechanical components.
- Having extraordinary strength, powers, or capabilities; superhuman.
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