from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication takes place.

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  • noun A world of information through the Internet.
  • noun by extension The internet as a whole.
  • noun science fiction A three-dimensional representation of virtual space in a computer network.

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  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange


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A portmanteau of cybernetics and space, coined by science-fiction writer William Gibson in his 1982 short story collection Burning Chrome and popularized in his 1984 novel Neuromancer.



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