of or pertaining to bionics; having or being an artificial, esp. electromechanical, device that replaces part of the body; having ordinary human capabilities increased (as if) by the aid of such devices
‘Operate? Plastic-surgery?’ The doctor looked puzzled. ‘We use bionic methods.’
The bionic machines and synthetically intelligent systems of tomorrow.
His brain is now tremendously amplified by the link to the computer. So far, he’s the only human survivor of the applications of our research. We lost the other two to brain damage during the bionic installation phase.
I threw myself on the mercy of Esmerelda, a black librarian of somewhere between ninety and a hundred who contained within her bionic hairdo all knowledge, or the ability to find it.
The fingertips of her natural right hand almost but not quite aligned with the crude bionic structure that served as her left hand.
The Human Integrity Act’s prohibition of bionic replacement limbs and organs had been one of its most controversial provisions, for they were one of the more defensible forms of man-machine interfacing.
"Eando Binder," in Planet Stories
Earliest quotation in OED2 was 1963; improved to 1961 in OED3.
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