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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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Long an eerie theme in popular science fiction, the integration of humans with machines has often been presented as a harbinger of a soulless future, populated with flesh-and-metal cyborgs like RoboCops and Terminators.
In science-fiction scenarios, a cyborg is usually alien and inhuman.
From the anxieties about mechanised men and women in Massimo Bontempelli's Minnie la candida (1927), to Primo Levi's probing of the golem myth in "Il servo," twentieth-century Italian literature offers a rich, if underexplored, array of cyborg characters which both echo those to be found in Anglophone texts and can be been seen to embody and exemplify concerns emanating from a specifically Italian cultural context.
For even if avatar presences started out as Lee's basic modus operandi in works with titles like Cyborg W4, 1998, the most interesting aspect of her practice has long since been its genuine affinity with cinema: her ability to create extraordinary props and mise-en-scenes from high-tech polyurethane panels with aluminum armatures strung across deep space in the simulation of computer-generated imagery.
In case anyone gets the wrong idea a cyborg is a combination of machine and living organism, which means anyone with a pacemaker, artifical joint, limb, drug implant system, implanted corneal lens or artificial skin is technically a cyborg.