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  1. a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.
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Origin of cyborg

1960–65; cyb(ernetic) org(anism)
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  • Death was used to drawing stares, even before he became a cyborg with a beautiful woman beside him, but this was different.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for cyborg


  1. (in science fiction) a living being whose powers are enhanced by computer implants or mechanical body parts
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Word Origin

C20: from cyb (ernetic) org (anism)
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Word Origin and History for cyborg


1960, a blend of the first elements of cybernetic and organism.

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