from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The theoretical study of communication and control processes in biological, mechanical, and electronic systems, especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The theory/science of communication and control in the animal and the machine.
- n. The art/study of governing, controlling automatic processes and communication.
- n. Technology related to computers and Internet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems)
From Greek kubernētēs, governor, from kubernān, to govern.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κυβερνητικός (kubernētikos, "good at steering, good pilot"), from κυβερνάω (kubernaō, "I steer, drive, guide, act as a pilot"), possibly based on 1830s French cybernétique "the art of governing." The term was coined in 1948 by U.S. mathematician Norbert Wiener. (Wiktionary)