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

Examples of cybernetics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before shooting, the Wachowskis sent him to martial-arts training camp but also told him to read Baudrillard and books on evolutionary psychology and cybernetics. Alex Pappademas, The New Yorker, 30 Dec. 2021 Biotics, its version of cybernetics—bio-amp implants that allow the user to manipulate mass effect fields into shields or shock waves—are omnipresent, but never presented as a fix. Eirik Gumeny, Wired, 31 Aug. 2021 Joe, with his cybernetics, can take more damage and deliver the pain as long as players remember to use the combat stim. Gieson Cacho, Star Tribune, 24 Feb. 2021

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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 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for cybernetics

cybernetics

noun, plural in form but singular 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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