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 The cyborg policeman and his female partner oppose the mayor and a drug magnate in Old Detroit. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘Gandhi’; ‘Forrest Gump’ and more," 26 Feb. 2021 This tells us Brady, whose seven Super Bowl rings are more than any franchise, is a cyborg. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, "49ers know the steps they must take to return to Super Bowl, but can they pull it off?," 8 Feb. 2021 In order to create a sort of moth-drone cyborg, mechanical engineer Melanie Anderson of the University of Washington cold-anesthetized a hawk moth in a freezer before removing its antennae. Matt Simon, Wired, "This Drone Sniffs Out Odors With a Real Moth Antenna," 4 Jan. 2021 This cyborg command center doesn’t replace email as much as transcend it, accomplishing things that message-swapping alone couldn’t handle. Owen Thomas,, "Slack solves Salesforce’s biggest question," 2 Dec. 2020 Should George Kittle be suspended for being a cyborg? Mark Craig, Star Tribune, "Mark Craig's Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Kansas City style," 6 Oct. 2020 Electronic music has always inspired this kind of neurosis over the status of the human, a fear of the cyborg. Will Stephenson, Harper's Magazine, "The Well-Tempered Synthesizer," 15 Sep. 2020 Black & white, color, human, cyborg, special effects, dancing, all the earthly elements. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time: Staff List," 27 Aug. 2020 In new research, scientists pitted cyborg locusts against common explosives odors. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Just Some Cyborg Locusts That Can Sniff Out Bombs," 19 Aug. 2020

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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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7 Mar 2021

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“Cyborg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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