cybernetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
cy·​ber·​net·​ics | \ ˌsī-bər-ˈne-tiks How to pronounce cybernetics (audio) \

Definition of cybernetics

: the science of communication and control theory that is concerned especially with the comparative study of automatic control systems (such as the nervous system and brain and mechanical-electrical communication systems)

Other Words from cybernetics

cybernetic \ ˌsī-​bər-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce cybernetics (audio) \ or less commonly cybernetical \ ˌsī-​bər-​ˈne-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce cybernetics (audio) \ adjective
cybernetically \ ˌsī-​bər-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cybernetics (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of cybernetics

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cybernetics

Greek kybernētēs pilot, governor (from kybernan to steer, govern) + English -ics

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“Cybernetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cybernetics. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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cybernetics

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How to pronounce cybernetics (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cybernetics

: the scientific study of how people, animals, and machines control and communicate information

cybernetics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
cy·​ber·​net·​ics | \ ˌsī-bər-ˈnet-iks How to pronounce cybernetics (audio) \

Medical Definition of cybernetics

: 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)

Other Words from cybernetics

cybernetic \ -​ik How to pronounce cybernetics (audio) \ also cybernetical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce cybernetics (audio) \ adjective
cybernetically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cybernetics (audio) \ adverb

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