cy·​ber | \ˈsī-bər \

Definition of cyber 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or involving computers or computer networks (such as the Internet) the cyber marketplace

Definition of cyber- (Entry 2 of 2)

: computer : computer network cyberspace

Examples of cyber in a Sentence

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Instead, this week’s stories cover cyber romance, Y2K, and one of the year’s worst new TV shows. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Men are from cyberspace: this week in tech, 20 years ago," 6 Oct. 2018 Enter Kendall Jenner, whose daily aesthetic fuses masculin-feminin street style with a sort of cyber polish. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Remember the Name Olivia Oblanc: She’s Adidas Originals and Kendall Jenner’s Latest Collaborator," 6 Nov. 2018 Under federal and state law, this information is more than enough to warrant the opening of an investigation and suggests possible cyber crimes. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "With no evidence, Georgia’s top voting official accuses Dems of “cyberattack”," 5 Nov. 2018 Well, meet or just to have cyber relationships, maybe sometimes just cybersex. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Swiping on Tinder is addictive. That’s partly because it was inspired by an experiment that ‘turned pigeons into gamblers.’," 19 Sep. 2018 Melania Trump’s fight against cyber bullying is a sick joke. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Melania Trump Is Taking Heat for Fighting Cyberbullies. Is That Fair?," 8 May 2018 Among the reasons cited for the increase: cyber bullying, limited mental health services, a shift away from arresting juveniles, and mass shootings, according to a 2017 Florida Department of Children and Families report. Megan O'matz,, "After Parkland, numbers of children hospitalized for mental health care jumped," 28 Apr. 2018 The one where the wife of the Mad Tweeter said that her cause as first lady would be cyber-bullying? Karla Peterson,, "What's behind the Melania Trump curtain?," 25 Apr. 2018 Teens from low-income families are more likely to report negative digital experiences such as cyber bullying, and social media experiences that spill over to create problems at school and with peers. Candice Odgers, Fortune, "Commentary: It’s Easy to Blame Smartphones for Teens’ Mental Health Issues. But It’s Wrong.," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cyber


1992, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cyber-

: computer



Kids Definition of cyber-

: relating to computers or computer networks

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