cyberpunk


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cy·ber·punk

 (sī′bər-pŭnk′)
n.
Fast-paced science fiction involving futuristic computer-based societies.

cy′ber·punk′ adj.

cyberpunk

(ˈsaɪbəˌpʌŋk)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) a genre of science fiction that features rebellious computer hackers and is set in a dystopian society integrated by computer networks
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a writer of cyberpunk

cy•ber•punk

(ˈsaɪ bərˌpʌŋk)
n.
1. science fiction featuring extensive human interaction with supercomputers and a punk ambiance.
2. Slang. a computer hacker.
[1980–85; cyber- + punk2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyberpunk - a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
coder, computer programmer, programmer, software engineer - a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
terrorist - a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities
2.cyberpunk - a writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
3.cyberpunk - a genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies
science fiction - literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
Translations

cyberpunk

[ˈsaɪbəpʌŋk] N (Literat) → ciberpunk m

cyberpunk

[ˈsaɪbərpʌŋk] ncyberpunk m
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