Definition of bionic
1 : of or relating to bionics
2 : having normal biological capability or performance enhanced by or as if by electronic or electromechanical devices
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Take Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel, who ran with the bionic hair growth that comes with pregnancy (and perhaps a few stealth extensions) only to cancel trims indefinitely with her stylist ever since.
The first film co-stars mimes Shields and Yarnell, as a $600 bionic man and woman.
Investors were betting that overseas companies could also benefit from the bill, with Australian bionic ear maker Cochlear up 0.4 percent and blood plasma maker CSL up 0.9 percent.
The Argus II, a bionic retina approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is now being used by more than 100 people with retinitis pigmentosa and other related conditions.
This time around, Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid), travel the world to rescue their son, who has been swept up by a storm.
In the new TV flick, the mission gets personal for Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and his bionic wife, April (Tara Reid) when their young son gets trapped in a traveling ‘nado and transported all over the world.
Their device, which looks like a bionic pair of shorts, shifts the orientation of the wearer's pelvis when that wearer slips and begins to fall.
Bionic eyes offer very low-resolution vision; cochlear implants can electronically carry limited speech information, but distort the experience of music.
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Did You Know?
The science of bionics uses knowledge about how biological systems work to help solve engineering problems. The material Velcro, for example, was inspired by the way burrs behave when they stick to your clothes, and some computer chips are now wired in ways that imitate the "wiring" of the brain and nervous system. But in popular use, the adjective bionic almost always describes artificial limbs or other bodily parts that work as much like real ones as possible. A perfect bionic arm would move and function as easily as a real arm—a goal we're rapidly getting closer to.
First Known Use of bionic
BIONIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bionic for English Language Learners
of body parts : made stronger or more capable by special electronic devices
Medical Definition of bionic
1: of or relating to bionics
2a: having normal biological capability or performance enhanced by or as if by electronic or electromechanical devicesb: comprising or made up of artificial body parts that enhance or substitute for a natural biological capability a bionic heart
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