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cyberpet

Syllabification: cy·ber·pet
Pronunciation: /ˈsībərˌpet
 
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Definition of cyberpet in English:

noun

An electronic toy that simulates a real pet and with which human interaction is possible. Also called digipet or virtual pet.
Example sentences
  • Loosely speaking, Creatures were cyberpets called Norns who operated in real time, were born with a few basic drives and had to learn from their environment - including how to deal with the baddies, called Grendels.
  • The second-generation cyberpet, called ERS - 210, will be available in Japan from November 16 and cost around 150,000 yen - cheaper than the first Aibo which weighed in at $2,300.
  • He has motion, devotion, he even has emotion - the new breed of cyberpet will soon be with us and, as far as his creators are concerned, he's only a tooth and claw off the real thing.

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