cyber

1 of 2

adjective

cy·​ber ˈsī-bər How to pronounce cyber (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving computers or computer networks (such as the Internet)
the cyber marketplace

cyber-

2 of 2

combining form

: computer : computer network
cyberspace

Examples of cyber in a Sentence

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Adjective
Los Angeles Unified is investigating claims that a user on the dark web is offering purported identifiable data about students and teachers, information that cyber experts say may have been obtained in a 2022 cyberattack. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2024 Experts believe the Ministry of State Security subsequently exploits this data to develop cyber offensive capabilities. Christopher K. Tong, The Conversation, 31 May 2024 Gaining skills for life in everything from cyber to leadership. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 Climate change, worker rights and welfare, geopolitical risk, cyber security, and corruption are just a few of the material sustainability issues that corporate leaders need to manage in order to reduce risk and drive positive financial returns. Bytensie Whelan, Fortune, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for cyber 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

cyber-

Combining form

cybernetic

First Known Use

Adjective

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyber was in 1992

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Cite this Entry

“Cyber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyber. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

cyber

1 of 2 adjective
cy·​ber ˈsī-bər How to pronounce cyber (audio)
: relating to computers or computer networks

cyber-

2 of 2 combining form
: computer : computer network
cyberspace
Etymology

Combining form

cybernetic

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