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cy·borg

 (sī′bôrg′)
n.
An organism, often a human, that has certain physiological processes enhanced or controlled by mechanical or electronic devices, especially when they are integrated with the nervous system.

[cyb(ernetic) + org(anism).]

cyborg

(ˈsaɪˌbɔːɡ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in science fiction) a living being whose powers are enhanced by computer implants or mechanical body parts
[C20: from cyb(ernetic) org(anism)]

cy•borg

(ˈsaɪ bɔrg)

n.
a person whose physiological functioning is enhanced by mechanical or electronic devices.
[1960–65; cyb(ernetic)org(anism)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyborg - a human being whose body has been taken over in whole or in part by electromechanical devicescyborg - a human being whose body has been taken over in whole or in part by electromechanical devices; "a cyborg is a cybernetic organism"
machine - an efficient person; "the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine"
Translations
kyborg
cyborg
サイボーグ

cyborg

[ˈsaɪbɔːg] Nciborg m, organismo m cibernético

cyborg

[ˈsaɪbɔːrg] ncyborg m

cyborg

nCyborg m, → Robotermensch m
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