Definition of cybernetics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cybernetics

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsaɪbəˈnetɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsaɪbərˈnetɪks//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the scientific study of communication and control, especially concerned with comparing human and animal brains with machines and electronic devices More Like This Uncountable nouns ending in –ics athletics, ballistics, civics, cybernetics, genetics, geophysics, gymnastics, linguistics, optics, orthodontics, orthopaedics, phonetics, phonics, physics, semantics, semiotics, stylistics, thermodynamicsSee worksheet. Word Origin 1940s: from Greek kubernētēs ‘steersman’, from kubernan ‘to steer’.
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