bi·​on·​ics | \ bī-ˈä-niks How to pronounce bionics (audio) \

Definition of bionics

: a science concerned with the application of data about the functioning of biological systems to the solution of engineering problems

Examples of bionics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, bionics must not interfere with a soldier’s reintegration into civilian life, so no weird metal stuff sticking out of veterans’ foreheads. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 11 Dec. 2020 French Defense Minister Florence Parly said there are currently no plans to develop such bionics, but the panel decision does clear the way for their future development. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bionics

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bionics

bi- entry 2 + -onics (as in electronics)

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“Bionics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bionics. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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bionics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
bi·​on·​ics | \ bī-ˈän-iks How to pronounce bionics (audio) \

Medical Definition of bionics

: a science concerned with the application of data about the functioning of biological systems to the solution of engineering problems

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