cy·​ber·​net·​ics | \ˌsī-bər-ˈne-tiks \

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 \ or less commonly cybernetical \ˌsī-​bər-​ˈne-​ti-​kəl \ adjective
cybernetically \ˌsī-​bər-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cybernetics

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

cy·​ber·​net·​ics | \ˌsī-bər-ˈnet-iks \

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 \ also cybernetical \-​i-​kəl \ adjective
cybernetically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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