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1. A person who uses a virtual reality system: "Equipped with data goggles and a data glove, the virtual reality cybernaut moves through data landscapes as if they were physically located within that space" (Cathy Waldby).
2. A person who uses the internet.

[cyber- + -naut (as in astronaut).]
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a person who is an expert in or uses the internet a lot
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Noun1.cybernaut - a computer user who uses the internet; someone who explores cyberspace
computer user - a person who uses computers for work or entertainment or communication or business
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