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

  • n. A human who has certain physiological processes aided or controlled by mechanical or electronic devices.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person who is part machine, a robot who is part organic
  • n. a robot who has an organic past

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

  • n. a human being whose body has been taken over in whole or in part by electromechanical devices


cyb(ernetic) + org(anism).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of cybernetic and organism. Term coined by Austrian neuroscientist Manfred Clynes. (Wiktionary)


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