[ sahy-ber ]
/ ˈsaɪ bər /
of or relating to computers, typically to one of the technology domains named with the combining form cyber-, as cyberterrorism, cyberwarfare, or cyberattack: a cyber threat;several cyber breaches;cyber operations;cyber plots.
verb (used without object)
to engage in cybersex: People playing the MMO were cybering in voice chat, sometimes without even creating a separate channel to keep it private.
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Origin of cyber
First recorded in 1990–95; from cyber-
Definition for cyber (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “computer,” “computer network,” or “virtual reality,” used in the formation of compound words (cybertalk; cyberart; cyberspace) and by extension meaning “expressing visions of the future” (cyberfashion).
Origin of cyber-
Extracted from cybernetics
historical usage of cyber-
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British Dictionary definitions for cyber
Word Origin for cyber-
C20: back formation from cybernetics
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Scientific definitions for cyber
A prefix that means computer or computer network, as in cyberspace, the electronic medium in which online communication takes place.
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