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bionic

Syllabification: bi·on·ic
Pronunciation: /bīˈänik
 
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Definition of bionic in English:

adjective

1Having artificial body parts, especially electromechanical ones.
Example sentences
  • Back in the 1970s, Steve Austin amazed the TV-watching world with his fictional bionic replacement body parts.
  • It can even become the basis of artificial sight - bionic eyes.
  • The Bionic Man was an entertaining piece of fictional TV, but Steve Austin's bionic eye is now a reality.
1.1 informal Having ordinary human powers increased by the aid of bionic devices (real or fictional): working out in gymnasiums to become bionic men
More example sentences
  • I like to think that these detectors are like bionic ears for the human race to allow us to listen to the sounds of the universe for the first time.
  • Unless television has steered me wrong all these years, surely being bionic means you become some kind of super human.
  • Future enhancements will include fuel cells as well as bionic strength - well, not really, as ASIMO can only lift about two pounds.
1.2Of or relating to bionics.
Example sentences
  • It looked much like a human with bionic implants.
  • It develops bionic devices for people with neurological disorders.
  • The new design answers major questions about what's feasible for bionic devices.

Origin

1960s: from bio- 'human', on the pattern of electronic.

Derivatives

bionically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • His newest creation is a genetically enhanced, bionically augmented bandicoot named Crunch whose sole purpose is to destroy Crash, but Cortex needs additional power sources to complete its construction.
  • In ‘Run’ for example, a young man and woman are sprinting, rather bionically, down an empty school hallway lined with lockers.
  • Yeah, we've been rubbish at updates, but we're back now and the NoiseMonkey staff have been bionically improved by broadband.

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