[ bahy-on-ik ]
/ baɪˈɒn ɪk /
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for bionic
/ (baɪˈɒnɪk) /
of or relating to bionics
(in science fiction) having certain physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic equipmentthe bionic man
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Medical definitions for bionic
[ bī-ŏn′ĭk ]
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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