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[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
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Examples from the web for cyborg
  • His group has previously created cyborg beetles, including ones that have been implanted with electronic components as pupae.
  • The definition of a cyborg usually connotes a synthesis of biological with electronic.
  • Technology advances to include cyborg pilots and telepathic overlords.
  • Nelly's team of stylists probably includes a cyborg.
  • After cyborg defeated overload, cash and sammy were arrested along with gizmo.
British Dictionary definitions for cyborg


(in science fiction) a living being whose powers are enhanced by computer implants or mechanical body parts
Word Origin
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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Related Abbreviations for cyborg


cybernetic organism
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