cyborg

noun
cy·​borg | \ ˈsī-ˌbȯrg \

Definition of cyborg

: a bionic human

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His lab is developing a cyborg based on a T cell that is naturally adept at killing cancer cells. Eric Smalley, Discover Magazine, "Cellular Cyborgs: How Programmable DNA Strands Might Control Healing," 25 Sep. 2018 He was too committed to the idea of the extended mind—to the prospect of brain-machine combinations, to the glorious cyborg future—to give it up. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "The Mind-Expanding Ideas of Andy Clark," 26 Mar. 2018 The news broke this afternoon that director Neill Blomkamp will helm Robocop Returns, MGM's sequel to the original 1987 film that saw Officer Alex Murphy left for dead and turned into a cyborg who must come to terms with his own free will. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "Why 'Robocop' and Neill Blomkamp Need Each Other," 11 July 2018 Thus, researchers at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Howard Hughes Medical Institute present DragonflEye, an insanely futuristic cyborg dragonfly that researchers can remote control. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "This Genetically-Modified Cyborg Dragonfly Is the Tiniest Drone," 1 June 2017 He’s being hunted by Cable (Josh Brolin, Marvel’s current antagonist of choice), a cyborg from the future and a tough adversary. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "Ryan Reynolds takes a comic high dive into 'Deadpool 2'," 14 May 2018 There are the cyborg telemarketers, who sit in call centers playing prerecorded bits of audio to simulate a conversation. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "No One Picks Up the Phone Anymore," 31 May 2018 Also, as Cyclops’ son (!), the time-traveling cyborg provides a handy narrative bridge to the rest of the X-Men—which those mid-credits scenes toy with as well. Peter Rubin, WIRED, "We Need to Talk About That Deadpool 2 Credits Scene," 21 May 2018 Right as the world is questioning our dependence on hiding behind social media feeds and algorithms, Monáe is pulling back the curtain on her own cyborg persona. refinery29.com, "Janelle Monae: How An Outsider Became a Visionary Superstar," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of cyborg

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyborg

cybernetic + organism

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cyborg

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cyborg

in stories : a person whose body contains mechanical or electrical devices and whose abilities are greater than the abilities of normal humans

cyborg

noun
cy·​borg | \ ˈsī-ˌbȯ(ə)rg \

Medical Definition of cyborg

: a bionic human

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