Meaning of cyborg in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪbɔːɡ/

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  • A fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body.

    ‘Its 2032 and the few human beings remaining on Earth co-exist with cyborgs, human spirits inhabiting mechanical bodies, and dolls.’
    • ‘He walked across the docking bay, stepping over bodies - every one of them human - and the cyborgs followed obediently.’
    • ‘Though almost everyone agreed with the manuscript's message, the cyborgs still devastated the human population.’
    • ‘Science fiction portrays robots and cyborgs as making our lives simpler.’
    • ‘More strongly stated, we are and have always been cyborgs, and to be human means to be technological from the earliest of human history.’
    • ‘As they drew closer, the shadows distinguished themselves as cyborgs and soldiers, although they looked exactly like humans.’
    • ‘With small portable devices that function as if they were a true extension of our minds and bodies, we all become cyborgs.’
    • ‘Salon argues that some diabetics using automated insulin pumps are actually some of the first cyborgs.’
    • ‘Join forces with the hero in a battle to prevent mankind's extinction at the cold, steel hands of futuristic cyborgs.’
    • ‘What struck me most about the book, though, was the sense that this is the first of a new genre: the memoir of people becoming cyborgs.’
    • ‘Barry had taken an early interest in all things technological and was forever building spaceships and cyborgs and stuff of that nature.’
    • ‘He coasts from near-disaster to near-failure, until finally he is taken as hostage by cyborgs.’
    • ‘There is a real sense in which we are already cyborgs, and have been ever since we became the language and tool using creatures we are.’
    • ‘Someone in one of my classes a few years ago wanted to know if cyborgs feel pain.’
    • ‘Earth Force realises that cyborgs are extremely effective in combat situations’
    • ‘Warwick claims cyborgs will buy us time in the evolutionary race between people and robots.’
    • ‘Others fear the creation of soulless cyborgs that make Orwellian predictions look timid.’
    • ‘It's an accessible depiction of a lonely cyborg and his dog and Oshii allows you to savour every detail.’
    • ‘Stuart himself may indeed be a cyborg, but how can the average person claim this?’


1960s blend of cyber- and organism.