cyborg

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

Definition of cyborg

: a bionic human

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But the theme was a terrible fit for a cyborg power fantasy. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Cyberpunk 2077 doesn’t look weird enough to be edgy," 14 June 2019 After a 105-92 loss to Toronto at Oracle Arena, the marquee NBA dynasty of the millennium is buckling under the pressure of injuries and malaise and the merciless cyborg known as Kawhi Leonard. Mike Finger, ExpressNews.com, "As Warriors go haywire, Kerr turns to inner Pop," 7 June 2019 When a switch flips, the bacterial cyborg would then secrete antioxidants and molecules that dial down the immune system’s inflammatory response. Eric Smalley, Discover Magazine, "Cellular Cyborgs: How Programmable DNA Strands Might Control Healing," 25 Sep. 2018 At Balenciaga, models wore bloodred contact lenses like cyborg contract killers. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Fall Runways Are Full of Bewitching Clothes, So Let’s Explore Fashion’s Obsession With Horror," 27 Mar. 2019 Toward the end of the video, Lipa transforms into Alita, throwing her cyborg fist up in the air while wearing a skintight black crop top. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Goes Cyberpunk in Her New Music Video," 24 Jan. 2019 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

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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 How to pronounce cyborg (audio) \

Medical Definition of cyborg

: a bionic human

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