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cybernetics

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌsaɪbəˈnetɪks/ US   /-bɚˈneṱ-/
the scientific study of how information is communicated in machines and pieces of electronic equipment in comparison with how information is communicated in the brain and nervous system: The paper deals with the ways in which cybernetics can be made use of in industry, particularly where the development, design, and even construction of computer systems is involved.
cybernetic adjective
Translations of “cybernetics”
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制論,神經機械學…
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制论,神经机械学…
(Definition of cybernetics from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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