Meaning of cybernetics in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsʌɪbəˈnɛtɪks/

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plural noun

treated as singular
  • The science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things.

    ‘An important part in science comes to be taken by such fields of it as the study of systems, mathematics, cybernetics and the study of operations.’
    • ‘Einstein's theory of relativity was ostracized by many scientists in the cause of self-preservation, while quantum mechanics and cybernetics were virtually banned.’
    • ‘There is a specialized science, cybernetics, studying these problems of the general systems theory.’
    • ‘Ampere, before him, wanted cybernetics to be the science of government.’
    • ‘General System Theory, cybernetics, noncausality, and a nonprofessional stance can be employed by dolts as well as geniuses, by demons as easily as by saints, and by all in between.’
    • ‘He participated in the Macy Foundation meetings that founded the science of cybernetics, but kept a healthy distance from computers.’
    • ‘[Arins] wrote papers on the descriptive theory of functions…, theoretical computer science, and cybernetics.’
    • ‘Since the first wave of cybernetics, control remains the most difficult of strategies to manage populations and their environment.’
    • ‘She is especially interested in cybernetics and systems analysis as sources of chronophobia in artists and others.’
    • ‘This was an era of early cybernetics: command and control.’
    • ‘The science of cybernetics has discovered many similarities between computers and the human brain.’
    • ‘We are just now beginning to recognize the new order resulting from the development of the science of cybernetics.’
    • ‘In addition to anything else, to ignore the crucial functioning of the meat in the machine is poor cybernetics.’
    • ‘This field, situated somewhere between physics, engineering, and cybernetics, may or may not fulfill the hopes of its contemporary proponents.’
    • ‘He is best known for his work in cybernetics, the study of control systems, especially systems that blend human nerves with electronic networks.’
    • ‘I've always been into cybernetics and nanotechnology.’
    • ‘I was just beginning to become interested in cybernetics and robotics.’
    • ‘The combination of cybernetics with psychoanalysis and feminism made possible a writing that would no longer be representational, but productive: an erotic engineering.’
    • ‘How do we picture a new age of genetic manipulation, of cloning, of cybernetics, a literal synergy between computing and biology, particularly when these are still in their infancy?’
    • ‘The competition has been organised to promote cybernetics, the study of the interaction between computers and humans.’


1940s from Greek kubernētēs ‘steersman’, from kubernan ‘to steer’.