cy·​ber·​space | \ˈsī-bər-ˌspās \

Definition of cyberspace 

: the online world of computer networks and especially the Internet

Examples of cyberspace in a Sentence

We send e-mails through cyberspace.

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The Marine Corps is opening jobs this October in its new cyberspace occupational field. Washington Post, "Marine Corps weighs wooing older members for new cyber force," 9 June 2018 When cyberspace was closed down, the sedition was stopped. Jon Gambrell, The Seattle Times, "‘Halal’ internet means more control in Iran after unrest," 28 Jan. 2018 Even as the internet transformed the analog world that Barlow called meatspace, cyberspace would remain a virtual domain of its own, growing at least as big as the world that spawned it, and definitely stranger. Jesse Jarnow, WIRED, "The Ghost of John Perry Barlow Lives in His Posthumous Memoir," 5 June 2018 Thus the choice is not whether people will decide how cyberspace regulates. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Deciding Whether To Fear or Celebrate Google's Mind-Blowing AI Demo," 10 May 2018 The best that could be hoped for would be some broad generalizations about peaceful use of cyberspace, which might be sandwiched in a larger statement about good relations between the two sides. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: North Korea is even less likely to give up hacking than nukes," 1 June 2018 His statements also circulated cyberspace a day after thousands showed up to the Homestead shelter where hundreds of undocumented children are being housed. Monique O. Madan, miamiherald, "Trump: 'Immediately' deport undocumented immigrants with 'no judges or court cases'," 24 June 2018 Like any frontier, cyberspace needed to be defended against powerful interests pressing in from outside. Chris Jennings, WSJ, "‘Mother American Night’ Review: The Opening of a Western Mind," 14 June 2018 The pair visit cyberspace seeking a replacement part for Sugar Rush. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "See exclusive first photos of Taraji P. Henson, Disney princesses in 'Wreck-It Ralph 2'," 30 May 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cyberspace

: the online world of computer networks and the Internet


cy·​ber·​space | \ˈsī-bər-ˌspās \

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: the online world of computer networks and especially the Internet

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