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cyborg

[sahy-bawrg] /ˈsaɪ bɔrg/
noun
1.
a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.
Origin of cyborg
1960-1965
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.

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British Dictionary definitions for cyborg

cyborg

/ˈsaɪˌbɔːɡ/
noun
1.
(in science fiction) a living being whose powers are enhanced by computer implants or mechanical body parts
Word Origin
C20: from cyb(ernetic) org(anism)
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Word Origin and History for cyborg
n.

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

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