cyborg

[ sahy-bawrg ]
/ ˈsaɪ bɔrg /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. cybersquatting,
  2. cyberstalking,
  3. cyberterrorism,
  4. cyberwar,
  5. cyberwarfare,
  6. cybrid,
  7. cyc,
  8. cyc.,
  9. cycad,
  10. cycadaceous

Origin of cyborg

1960–65; cyb(ernetic) org(anism)

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British Dictionary definitions for cyborg

cyborg

/ (ˈsaɪˌbɔːɡ) /

noun

(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

cyborg

n.

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

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