[ sahy-bawrg ]
/ ˈsaɪ bɔrg /


a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.

Origin of cyborg

1960–65; cyb(ernetic) org(anism) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cyborg


/ (ˈsaɪˌbɔːɡ) /


(in science fiction) a living being whose powers are enhanced by computer implants or mechanical body parts

Word Origin for cyborg

C20: from cyb (ernetic) org (anism)
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Word Origin and History for cyborg



1960, a blend of the first elements of cybernetic and organism.

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