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cybernetic

[ sahy-ber-net-ik ]
/ ˌsaɪ bərˈnɛt ɪk /
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adjective
of or relating to cybernetics, the study of automatic control and communication functions in both living organisms and mechanical and electronic systems: The self-regulating engineering devices of the mid-20th century inspired the cybernetic image of the brain as a computer.
relating to or being a mechanical or electronic device implanted into or attached to a living organism to enhance or aid physiological functioning: In the sci-fi movie, the hero’s nemesis acquires a six-legged spider-like cybernetic apparatus to replace his lost lower body.
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Rarely cy·ber·net·i·cal [sahy-ber-net-i-kuhl] /ˌsaɪ bərˈnɛt ɪ kəl/ .

Origin of cybernetic

First recorded in 1945–50; back formation from cybernetics

OTHER WORDS FROM cybernetic

cy·ber·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
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