Etymology
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bionics (n.)

"the study of electronic systems which function in the manner of organic systems," 1959, from bio- "life" + second element from electronic; also see -ics.

updated on June 01, 2017

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Definitions of bionics from WordNet

bionics (n.)
application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems);
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