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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ As the drug wore off, I felt like RoboCop, or Terminator, some kind of mutant cyborg.
▪ It is ironic that a cyborg invested with collective human intelligence should still be represented in a recognisably human form.
▪ The cop who'd collected her had been a crowd control unit, the full cyborg.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1960, a blend of the first elements of cybernetic and organism.


n. 1 (context science fiction English) a person who is part machine, a robot who is part organic 2 (context science fiction English) a robot who has an organic past 3 a human with electronic or bionic prostheses


n. a human being whose body has been taken over in whole or in part by electromechanical devices; "a cyborg is a cybernetic organism" [syn: bionic man, bionic woman]

Cyborg (comics)

Cyborg is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez and first appears in a special insert in DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980). Cyborg is best known as a member of the Teen Titans. However, in September 2011, Cyborg was established as a founding member of the Justice League as part of DC's 2011 reboot of its continuity.

Cyborg appears in the DC Extended Universe, where he is played by actor Ray Fisher. This adaptation of the character had a cameo appearance in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is set to appear in a standalone Cyborg film in 2020, as well as the upcoming Justice League film.

Cyborg (film)

Cyborg, known in the UK as Cyborg 009, is a 1989 American martial-arts cyberpunk film directed by Albert Pyun. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Gibson Rickenbacker, a mercenary who battles a group of murderous marauders led by Fender Tremolo ( Vincent Klyn) along the East coast of the United States in a post-apocalyptic future. The film is the first in Pyun's Cyborg Trilogy. It was followed by 1993's Knights (originally entitled The Kingdom of Metal: Cyborg Killer) and Omega Doom in 1997. Cyborg was followed by sequels Cyborg 2 and Cyborg 3: The Recycler.

Cyborg (truck)

Cyborg is a monster truck currently racing in the USHRA Monster Jam series. It is owned and driven by Jack Koberna. It is notable in that it is the only two-wheeled drive vehicle on the circuit, and features an independent front suspension, as the front wheels are the two which are not powered. Although this provides recognition, the two-wheel drive presents a serious competitive disadvantage, as the truck cannot climb over obstacles as easily as other trucks. However, the front suspension has received large amounts of attention from other teams. Although Jack runs Cyborg most of the time, he does have a four-wheeled drive monster truck that is called Tuff-E-Nuff that runs on occasion.

Cyborg (disambiguation)

A cyborg is a cybernetic organism.

Cyborg may also refer to:

Cyborg (novel)

Cyborg is the title of a science fiction/ secret agent novel by Martin Caidin which was first published in 1972. The novel also included elements of speculative fiction, and was adapted as the television movie The Six Million Dollar Man, which was followed by a weekly series of the same name, and also inspired a spin-off, The Bionic Woman.

Cyborg (album)

Cyborg is the second album by Klaus Schulze. It was originally released in 1973, and in 2006 was the nineteenth Schulze album reissued by Revisited Records.

All CD issues of this album prior to the 2006 reissue had the tracks "Synphära" and "Chromengel" incorrectly transposed (though the packaging was always printed correctly). "But Beautiful", the bonus track on the reissue is the first part of the concert which took place in Brussels at the Cathédrale St-Michel on October 17, 1977. Although the piece does not have perfect sound quality, it complements the rest of that concert, which had been released as part of the Historic Edition box set.


A cyborg (short for " cybernetic organism") is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline.

The term cyborg is not the same thing as bionic, biorobot or android; it applies to an organism that has restored function or enhanced abilities due to the integration of some artificial component or technology that relies on some sort of feedback. While cyborgs are commonly thought of as mammals, including humans, they might also conceivably be any kind of organism. It is hypothesized that cyborg technology will form a part of postbiological evolution, in the form of transhumanism – where people are artificially enhanced beyond their original biological characteristics.

D. S. Halacy's Cyborg: Evolution of the Superman in 1965 featured an introduction which spoke of a "new frontier" that was "not merely space, but more profoundly the relationship between 'inner space' to 'outer space' – a bridge...between mind and matter." In popular culture, some cyborgs may be represented as visibly mechanical (e.g., the Cybermen in the Doctor Who franchise or The Borg from Star Trek or Darth Vader from Star Wars) or as almost indistinguishable from humans (e.g., the "Human" Cylons from the re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica, etc.). The 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man featured one of the most famous fictional cyborgs, referred to as a bionic man; the series was based upon a novel by Martin Caidin titled Cyborg. Cyborgs in fiction often play up a human contempt for over-dependence on technology, particularly when used for war, and when used in ways that seem to threaten free will. Cyborgs are also often portrayed with physical or mental abilities far exceeding a human counterpart (military forms may have inbuilt weapons, among other things).

Usage examples of "cyborg".

All high-risk actions call for alert status, and cyborg unit should exploit all opportunities to reconnoiter enemy stronghold in detail.

Further conversation with airborne enemy patrol must be considered counterproductive, increasing probability of enemy action against cyborg unit.

Standard procedures calls for elimination of airborne enemy patrol to prevent relay of cyborg unit location or other data.

Providing such evidence will modify record of cyborg unit dysfunction.

Termination of communications contact between ship and cyborg imminent.

He did not touch the cyborg and failed to detect the devices inside his vest.

The cyborg seated himself across the table from the wizard and considered where to begin.

Gravitational anomaly representing enemy weapons research activity posed possible threat to cyborg unit and success of mission.

Ship lands in city, destroying resistance and interference, allowing cyborg unit to transport corpse to ship without interference.

Possible course of action: Cyborg unit departs city on foot, destroying resistance and interference with available weapons.

Possible course of action: Cyborg unit conceals corpse and departs city on foot.

Gray hair reached to his shoulders, and he gazed at the cyborg from watery blue eyes.

From the point of view of the Command, it mattered very little what the cyborg happened to think about it, and even less what the target of the seduction thought or felt.

Communication is possible only while cyborg unit maintains sufficient altitude to remain above broadcast horizon.

Failure to cooperate in termination of enemy personnel will permit termination of cyborg unit.