bionic

[ bahy-on-ik ]
/ baɪˈɒn ɪk /

adjective

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.

Origin of bionic

1955–60; bio- + (electro)nic; cf. bionics
Related formsbi·on·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bionically

bionic

/ (baɪˈɒnɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to bionics
(in science fiction) having certain physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic equipmentthe bionic man
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Word Origin and History for bionically

bionic


adj.

1901, as a term in the study of fossils, from Greek. bios "life" (see bio-). Meaning "pertaining to bionics" is recorded from 1963. Popular sense of "superhumanly gifted or durable" is from 1976, from popular U.S. television program "The Bionic Man" and its spin-offs.

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Medicine definitions for bionically

bionic

[ bī-ŏnĭk ]

adj.

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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