Definition of cybernaut in English:

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cybernaut

Pronunciation: /ˈsībərˌnôt/
/ˈsībərˌnät/

noun

Computing
1A person who wears sensory devices in order to experience virtual reality.
1.1A person who uses the Internet.
Example sentences
  • When his connection package arrived, the fledgling cybernaut followed the enclosed instructions to the letter - but to no avail.
  • Some cybernauts said they weren't even clear on Zhao's contribution, but were nonetheless indignant at attempts to sweep under the rug the death of a man who played such an important historical role.
  • Other news from Camp I, Vernon Tejas reports to all cybernauts out there that the team's pull through the Icefall yesterday was completed in a very timely fashion.

Origin

1960s (in the senses 'robot' and 'cyborg'): from cyber-, on the pattern of astronaut and aeronaut.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cy·ber·naut

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