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bionics

[ bahy-on-iks ]
/ baɪˈɒn ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of how humans and animals perform certain tasks and solve certain problems, and of the application of the findings to the design of electronic devices and mechanical parts.
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Origin of bionics

First recorded in 1955–60; bio(logy) + (electro)nics
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British Dictionary definitions for bionics

bionics
/ (baɪˈɒnɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)
the study of certain biological functions, esp those relating to the brain, that are applicable to the development of electronic equipment, such as computer hardware, designed to operate in a similar manner
the technique of replacing a limb or body part by an artificial limb or part that is electronically or mechanically powered

Word Origin for bionics

C20: from bio- + (electr) onics
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Scientific definitions for bionics

bionics
[ bī-ŏnĭks ]

The use of a system or design found in nature, such as the ability of plants to store solar energy or the aerodynamic design of bird wings, as a model for designing machines and other artificial systems.
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