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

Definition of cyborg

: a bionic human

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Recent Examples on the Web This evil cyborg's extra set of arms will come in handy both as an edge rusher and in pass coverage. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, "The All-Star Wars football team: Princess Leia, Rey form dynamic backfield duo," 19 Dec. 2019 The cyborg aesthetic seems to be having a moment right now. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Jewelry Designer Yoon Ahn Shares New Bracelet Featuring Colorful Flashing Lights," 12 June 2019 Chainsaw cyborg got the drop on me in the Anarch-cade #scarezone at @horrornightsorl! Amy Drew Thompson,, "Halloween Horror Nights: Taste the terror with 2019 eats and drinks," 20 Sep. 2019 The story of Alex Murphy, a Detroit cop who's shot to pieces by a vicious gang and put back together as an invincible cyborg, had multiple layers of meaning. Julie Hinds,, "These are the 50 most essential movies set in Michigan," 12 Dec. 2019 The 49ers contained the league’s unstoppable force, Ravens’ cyborg quarterback Lamar Jackson. Scott Ostler,, "49ers leave rainy Baltimore a smarter team with self-esteem intact," 1 Dec. 2019 Anakin and Obi-Wan return to the galactic capital, Coruscant, to rescue Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from the clutches of a cartoonish cyborg called General Grievous. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, "How to watch Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith," 12 Nov. 2019 Alamo Drafthouse orchestrated the surprise at 15 theaters, complete with an introduction by Linda Hamilton (who reprises her iconic role as survivalist Sarah Connor) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (as the nearly unstoppable cyborg T-800). James Hibberd,, "Terminator: Dark Fate first reactions from surprise fan screenings," 21 Oct. 2019 There are sentient robots and cyborgs and giant birds that live amongst other mythical creatures in the Wildlands and hunt humans. Willing Davidson, The New Yorker, "Rion Amilcar Scott on Haircutting and Intimacy," 30 Sep. 2019

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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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1 Feb 2020

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“Cyborg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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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


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

Medical Definition of cyborg

: a bionic human

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