Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems, especially electronic systems.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The design of engineering systems, especially electronic ones, based on that of biological systems.
  • n. biomimetics

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)

Etymologies

bi(o)- + (electr)onics.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From bio- +‎ electronics (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.