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cybernetics

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noun plural but singular in construction cy·ber·net·ics \ˌsī-bər-ˈne-tiks\

Simple Definition of cybernetics

  • : the scientific study of how people, animals, and machines control and communicate information

Full Definition of cybernetics

  1. :  the science of communication and control theory that is concerned especially with the comparative study of automatic control systems (as the nervous system and brain and mechanical-electrical communication systems)

cy·ber·net·ic play \-tik\ also cy·ber·net·i·cal play \-ti-kəl\ adjective
cy·ber·net·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of cybernetics

Greek kybernētēs pilot, governor (from kybernan to steer, govern) + English -ics


First Known Use: 1948

Rhymes with cybernetics


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cybernetics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction cy·ber·net·ics \ˌsī-bər-ˈnet-iks\

Medical Definition of cybernetics

  1. :  the science of communication and control theory that is concerned especially with the comparative study of automatic control systems (as the nervous system and brain and mechanical-electrical communication systems)

  2. cy·ber·net·ic \-ik\play also cy·ber·net·i·cal \-i-kəl\play adjective
    cy·ber·net·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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