bionics definition by Webster's New World
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the science of designing instruments or systems modeled after living organisms
Origin: bi(o)- plush (electr)onics
bionics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun (used with a sing. verb)
Application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems, especially electronic systems.
Origin: bi(o)- + (electr)onics.
bionics - Medical Definition
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The science of biological functions and mechanisms as analogous to electronics, using knowledge of human and other animal systems to devise improvements in various machines, especially computers.
bionics - Science Definition
The use of a system or design found in nature, such as the ability of plants to store solar energy or the aerodynamic design of bird wings, as a model for designing machines and other artificial systems.