Origin of cyber
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Origin of cyber-
historical usage of cyber-
WORDS THAT USE CYBER-
What does cyber- mean?
Cyber– is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “computer” or “computer network.” In many instances, it is used to refer generally to the internet. It is often used in technical terms, especially in computer science.
Cyber– comes from a shortening of the term cybernetics, meaning “the study of communication and control in humans and mechanical systems.” Cybernetics ultimately comes from Greek kybernḗtēs, meaning “helmsman” or “steersman.” Learn more about cybernetics (and how it is related to the word govern) at our entry for the term.
Examples of cyber-
A word you may have encountered that features the form cyber– is cyberbully, “to bully online by sending or posting mean, hurtful, or intimidating messages.”
The first part of the word, cyber-, refers to the internet. The second part of the word, –bully, means “habitually intimidate, abuse, or harass.” Cyberbully literally means “to abuse online.”
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Given the meaning of the form cyber-, what is a cyberwar?
How to use cyber in a sentence
“The cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment was not just an attack against a company and its employees,” he said.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To cyber security experts, the naivety of this statement beggars belief.
Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.
But hey, maybe anti-regime posters wrote those, this being one place where it is open to being cyber-slimed.
The priority that the regime places on cyber warfare is made clear by its recruiting.