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cyberspace

[sahy-ber-speys] /ˈsaɪ bərˌspeɪs/
noun
1.
the realm of electronic communication.
Origin of cyberspace
1980-1985
1980-85; cyber(netics) + space; coined by sci-fi author William Gibson
Word story
See Internet.
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British Dictionary definitions for cyberspace

cyberspace

/ˈsaɪbəˌspeɪs/
noun
1.
all of the data stored in a large computer or network represented as a three-dimensional model through which a virtual-reality user can move
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Contemporary definitions for cyberspace
noun

See Cyberia

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Word Origin and History for cyberspace
n.

1982, often as two words at first, coined by science fiction writer William Gibson (best known for "Neuromancer") and used by him in a short story published in 1982, from cyber- (see cybernetics) + space (n.).

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cyberspace in Science
cyberspace
  (sī'bər-spās')   
The electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication takes place.
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cyberspace in Culture

cyberspace definition


The space in which computer transactions occur, particularly transactions between different computers. We say that images and text on the Internet exist in cyberspace, for example. The term is also often used in conjunction with virtual reality, designating the imaginary place where virtual objects exist. For example, if a computer produces a picture of a building that allows the architect to “walk” through and see what a design would look like, the building is said to exist in cyberspace.

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Slang definitions & phrases for cyberspace

cyberspace

noun

The putative or apparent ''space,'' be it mental, electronic, or ''virtual,'' in which computer phenomena, operations, and experiences take place; in particular, the universe of computer networks

[mid1980s+; seemingly coined by the science-fiction writer William Gibson and used in his 1986 book Count Zero]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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