Definitions

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  • adjective Of or relating to cybernetics—the mathematical study of communication and control in the animal and the machine.
  • adjective Of or relating to computers and internet.

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  • adjective of or relating the principles of cybernetics

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek κυβερνητικός (kybernētikos, "good at steering, good pilot"), from κυβερνητική τέχνη (kybernētikē technē, "the pilot’s art"), from Ancient Greek κυβερνισμός (kybernismos), κυβέρνησις (kybernēsis, "steering, pilotage, guiding"), from κυβερνάω (kybernaō, "to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot"). The term first recorded in English in 1948.

Examples

  • The term cybernetic refers to a control-and-response mechanism in organisms and some machines.6 A thermostat is a simple example.

    The Answer

  • The term cybernetic refers to a control-and-response mechanism in organisms and some machines.6 A thermostat is a simple example.

    The Answer

  • These include his abiding interest in cybernetic systems and the element of chance in the recording process, famously represented by his Oblique Strategies cards developed with the painter Peter Schmidt.

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  • For example, the rapid human advancement in cybernetic technology, at the Southampton University “The Southampton Hand”.

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  • His work focuses on the design of systems for the creation, manipulation and performance of simultaneous image and sound, as part of a more general inquiry into the formal language of interactivity, and of nonverbal communications protocols in cybernetic systems.

    Golan Levin

  • His work focuses on the design of systems for the creation, manipulation and performance of simultaneous image and sound, as part of a more general inquiry into the formal language of interactivity, and of nonverbal communications protocols in cybernetic systems.

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  • But yesterday's development raises an interesting question: what do you call a cybernetic organism whose cybernetic components are organic?

    The Speculist: Cyborgs

  • But yesterday's development raises an interesting question: what do you call a cybernetic organism whose cybernetic components are organic?

    The Speculist: February 2005 Archives

  • Some have called the cybernetic idea the most important in 2000 years ... since the idea of Jesus Christ.

    John Brockman: The Selfish Gene: Thirty Years On

  • Some have called the cybernetic idea the most important in 2000 years ... since the idea of Jesus Christ.

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    beneath cybernetic delicacies

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    February 4, 2013