bionics


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bi·on·ics

 (bī-ŏn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
Application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems, especially electronic systems.

bionics

(baɪˈɒnɪks)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Computer Science) the study of certain biological functions, esp those relating to the brain, that are applicable to the development of electronic equipment, such as computer hardware, designed to operate in a similar manner
2. (Surgery) the technique of replacing a limb or body part by an artificial limb or part that is electronically or mechanically powered
[C20: from bio- + (electr)onics]

bi•on•ics

(baɪˈɒn ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of the means by which humans and animals perform tasks and solve problems, and of the application of the findings to the design of electronic devices and mechanical parts.
[1955–60; bio (logy) + (electro) nics]

bi·on·ics

(bī-ŏn′ĭks)
The use of a system or design found in nature, such as the ability of plants to store solar energy, as a model for designing artificial systems, such as machines.

bionic adjective

bionics

1. the science or study of how man and animals perform tasks and solve certain types of problems involving use of the body.
2. the application of this study to the design of computer-driven and other automated equipment.
3. the application of this study to the design of artificial limbs, organs, and other prosthetic devices. — bionic, adj.
See also: Automation, Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bionics - application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
Translations
bionika
bionik
bionika
tölvulíffræîi; líftölvufræîi
bionika
bionika
bionika
biyonikdirim elektroniği

bionics

[baɪˈɒnɪks] NSINGelectrónica f biológica

bionics

[baɪˈɒnɪks] nsgbionica

bionics

(baiˈoniks) noun singular
the use of biological principles in the design of computers etc.
biˈonic adjective
of or using bionics.
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