cyberspace

noun

cy·​ber·​space ˈsī-bər-ˌspās How to pronounce cyberspace (audio)
: the online world of computer networks and especially the Internet

Examples of cyberspace in a Sentence

We send e-mails through cyberspace.
Recent Examples on the Web What to do if your Social Security number has been exposed If your Social Security number is running free in cyberspace, the FTC recommends: Taking advantage of free credit monitoring, if offered by the company responsible. Chad Murphy, The Enquirer, 12 July 2024 Moreover, given critical space infrastructure and services, such as GPS, conflicts in space can spark or add more fuel to a conflict on Earth, even those in cyberspace. Patrick Lin, Professor Of Philosophy, Discover Magazine, 6 July 2024 There are half a million troops at high readiness across all domains—land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace—prepared to defend every NATO ally at any time. Jens Stoltenberg, Foreign Affairs, 3 July 2024 Beijing is now Washington’s foremost foe in cyberspace, regularly attacking U.S. business and government networks. Robert C. O’Brien, Foreign Affairs, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for cyberspace 

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyberspace was in 1982

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“Cyberspace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyberspace. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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cyberspace

noun
cy·​ber·​space ˈsī-bər-ˌspās How to pronounce cyberspace (audio)
: the online world of computer networks

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