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cybernetics

 [si″ber-net´iks]
the science of communication and control in the animal and in the machine.

cy·ber·net·ics

(sī'ber-net'iks),
1. The comparative study of computers and the human nervous system, with intent to explain the functioning of the brain.
See also: feedback.
2. The science of control and communication in both living and nonliving systems; characteristically, control is governed by feedback, that is, by communication within the system concerning the difference between the actual and the desired result, action then being modified so as to minimize this difference.
See also: feedback.
[G. kybernētica, things pertaining to control or piloting]

cybernetics

/cy·ber·net·ics/ (si″ber-net´iks) the science of the processes of communication and control in the animal and in the machine.

cybernetics

(sī′bər-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The theoretical study of communication and control processes in biological, mechanical, and electronic systems, especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems.

cy′ber·net′ic adj.
cy′ber·net′i·cal·ly adv.
cy′ber·net′i·cist, cy′ber·ne·ti′cian (-nĭ-tĭsh′ən) n.

cybernetics

[sī′bərnet′iks]
the science of control and communication in living and nonliving systems, as in comparative study of electronic computers and the living brain.

cybernetics

The formal study of the functions of human control and the mechanical and electronic devices designed to replace them.

cy·ber·net·ics

(sī'bĕr-net'iks)
1. The comparative study of computers and the human nervous system, with intent to explain the functioning of the brain.
2. The science of control and communication in both living and nonliving systems; characteristically, control is governed by feedback, that is, by communication within the system concerning the difference between the actual and the desired result, action then being modified so as to minimize this difference.
See also: feedback
[G. kybernētika, things pertaining to control or piloting]

cybernetics

The study of the control and communication systems common to machines and animals, including the human being. The study of the analogies between complex feedback control systems and human physiology has been fruitful to both disciplines.

cybernetics

the study of the comparison of control in the workings of the living body with man-made mechanical systems such as are used in robots.

cybernetics

the science of communication and control in the animal and in the machine.
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It incorporates all three aspects of quality control and assurance: an approach to identification and analysis of the processes underlying the system, a methodology for measuring and cybernetically controlling those processes, and a risk-based prioritization and interpretation of those measurements.
Kalashnikov is not to be blamed for the abuse of his invention, any more than Charles Babbage (6) is to be blamed for the disgusting and criminal profusion of child pornography now achieving cybernetically global tsunami force.
By recording the sounds of festivals and "the continuous music like a shrill insect frequency that follows the workers all day in the fields" and by photographing the symbols in the secret books (the codices), the traveler combines sound and image tracks to feed back cybernetically into the control machine so that it dismantles itself, freeing the peasants to revolt and kill the priests.
Although Gibson's depictions of computer-simulated reality, cybernetically enhanced humans, and artificially intelligent entities remain in the realm of science fiction, the concepts of "exploring" vast amounts of data and "visiting" remote computers do not.
Within an ecosystem "network," evolutionary events could be coordinated cybernetically, where chains of interacting niches transmit selective pressures throughout the whole ecosystem, like a nervous system.
It is set in 2032, some years after the Major - so cybernetically enhanced that only her ghost remained human - disappeared into the Net.