cy·​borg | \ ˈsī-ˌbȯrg How to pronounce cyborg (audio) \

Definition of cyborg

: a bionic human

Examples of cyborg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s filled instead with works that celebrate the idea of physical metamorphosis, conflating the body either with new technologies, cyborg-style, or old dreams of union with Earth and its various life-forms. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 These shows focus on a constellation of art works that resonate with themes of the show—like metamorphosis or the idea of the cyborg or the idea of the body as a vessel—but not necessarily from an art historical perspective. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, 18 Apr. 2022 This is likely why the Rays signed Raley as a free agent, likely turning the 34-year-old into a 110 mph-throwing cyborg. James Yasko, Chron, 7 Apr. 2022 Ben Dowsett called him a cyborg, and that might be closest description to reality. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 Parker says the cyborg fish is a great control experiment. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 17 Feb. 2022 Murderbot, an illegally self-aware and self-directing security cyborg who would rather binge-watch TV shows than talk to humans, has to play nice with others to solve a murder on a space station. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2021 Football’s most competitive cyborg is looking for any excuse to return, Jimmy. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Feb. 2022 DeForest Buckner is a 6-foot-7-inch cyborg who can play in 3- or 4-man fronts. Nate Atkins, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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6 May 2022

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“Cyborg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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cy·​borg | \ ˈsī-ˌbȯ(ə)rg How to pronounce cyborg (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyborg

: a bionic human

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