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



BrE BrE//ˌsaɪbəˈnetɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsaɪbərˈnetɪks//
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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 Origin1940s: from Greek kubernētēs ‘steersman’, from kubernan ‘to steer’.
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