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).
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Origin of cyber-
extracted from cybernetics
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Word Origin for cyber-
C20: back formation from cybernetics
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A prefix that means computer or computer network, as in cyberspace, the electronic medium in which online communication takes place.
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