Origin of cyberneticscoined (1948) by Norbert Wiener from Classical Greek kybern?t?s, helmsman ( from kybernan, to steer, govern) + -ics
nounused with a sing. verb
Origin of cyberneticsFrom Greek kubernētēs governor from kubernān to govern
- cy′ber·net′i·cist cy′ber·ne·ti′cian
From Ancient Greek κυβερνητικός (kubernētikos, “good at steering, good pilot”), from κυβερνάω (kubernaō, “I steer, drive, guide, act as a pilot”), possibly based on 1830s French cybernétique "the art of governing." The term was coined in 1948 by U.S. mathematician Norbert Wiener.
cybernetics - Computer Definition
The comparative study of human and machine processes in order to understand their similarities and differences. It often refers to machines that imitate human behavior. The term was coined by Norbert Wiener (1894-1964), one of the great mathematicians of the 20th century. See AI, techno-humanism and robot.
cybernetics - Medical Definition
n. used with a sing. verb
- cy′ber·net′i·cist cy′ber·ne·ti′cian (-nĭ-tĭsh′ən)