[ bahy-on-ik ]
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  1. 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.

  2. Informal. having superhuman strength or capacity.

  1. of or relating to bionics.

Origin of bionic

1955–60; bio- + (electro)nic; cf. bionics

Other words from bionic

  • bi·on·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for bionic


/ (baɪˈɒnɪk) /

  1. of or relating to bionics

  2. (in science fiction) having certain physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic equipment: the bionic man

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