cyberspace

noun
cy·​ber·​space | \ ˈsī-bər-ˌspās How to pronounce cyberspace (audio) \

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 also developing plans to recruit and retain cyberspace professionals in the Reserves, and in May unveiled new badges for enlisted troops and officers who work as drone operators. Washington Post, "Marine Corps weighs wooing older members for new cyber force," 9 June 2018 Throw in some engineering degrees and a whole lot of police software, and this is the basic model for modern Chinese cyberspace sovereignty. Bruce Sterling, The Atlantic, "Stop Saying 'Smart Cities'," 12 Feb. 2018 Since the quasi-unveiling, Musk has briefly answered some direct questions from the curious space-watchers of cyberspace via Twitter. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "Elon Musk: Why I'm Building the Starship out of Stainless Steel," 22 Jan. 2019 These platforms are critical parts of American cyberspace in desperate need of protection and oversight. Erin Kelly, USA TODAY, "Russia may have Facebook users' data mined by Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower says," 16 May 2018 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

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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cyberspace

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cyberspace

: the online world of computer networks and the Internet

cyberspace

noun
cy·​ber·​space | \ ˈsī-bər-ˌspās How to pronounce cyberspace (audio) \

Kids Definition of cyberspace

: the online world of computer networks and especially the Internet

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