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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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)

cybernetic

play \-tik\ also

cybernetical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective

cybernetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology 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)

cybernetic

\-ik\play also

cybernetical

\-i-kəl\play adjective

cybernetically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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