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Fast-paced science fiction involving futuristic computer-based societies.
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
1. science fiction featuring extensive human interaction with supercomputers and a punk ambiance.
2. Slang. a computer hacker.
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|Noun||1.||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|
|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