from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to bionics.
  • adj. Having anatomical structures or physiological processes that are replaced or enhanced by electronic or mechanical components.
  • adj. Having extraordinary strength, powers, or capabilities; superhuman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Related to bionics.
  • adj. Of a biological organism, having been enhanced by electronic or mechanical parts; cyborg.
  • adj. superhuman

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In biology, having the properties peculiar to living organisms; especially, being able to repeat the same morphological characters in successive generations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components
  • adj. of or relating to bionics


bi(o)- + (electr)onic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From bio-electronic. (Wiktionary)



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  • the word 'bionic' became popular with the tv show 'The Six Million Dollar Man'

    January 5, 2013