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cybernetics

Syllabification: cy·ber·net·ics
Pronunciation: /ˌsībərˈnediks
 
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Definition of cybernetics in English:

plural noun

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

Origin

1940s: from Greek kubernētēs 'steersman', from kubernan 'to steer'.

Derivatives

cybernetic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Using genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and cybernetic implants, they set out to conquer human nature.
  • However, the cybernetic approach requires kinetic information for all the reactions in the network.
  • Eventually the two came to the base of the temple, the huge doors tingling with cybernetic energy.

cybernetician

2
Pronunciation: /-nəˈtiSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • I believe that the cyberneticians anticipated the present day from three decades ago, but because of social dynamics they didn't communicate their ideas and have them artistically bound.
  • By laying the basis for a perfect power structure, the cyberneticians will only stimulate the perfection of its refusal.
  • Very briefly, cyberneticians studied the nervous system in order to understand human cognition.

cyberneticist

3
Pronunciation: /-ˈnetəsəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • It focuses on the literary discussions of artificial intelligence and the appreciation of this science in fiction over the years, from the Romantics to the cyberneticists.
  • So from my position as a cyberneticist I have always been (I hope) extremely tolerant of people when they act as they inevitably will in the context in which they find themselves.
  • A sociologist, a cyberneticist, or indeed an anthropologist would have been equally out of place at that recent art historical conference on medium.

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