- utilizing electronic devices and mechanical parts to assist humans in performing difficult, dangerous, or intricate tasks, as by supplementing or duplicating parts of the body: The scientist used a bionic arm to examine the radioactive material.
- Informal. having superhuman strength or capacity.
- of or relating to bionics.
- of or relating to bionics
- (in science fiction) having certain physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic equipmentthe bionic man
1901, as a term in the study of fossils, from Greek. bios “life” (see bio-). Meaning “pertaining to bionics” is recorded from 1963. Popular sense of “superhumanly gifted or durable” is from 1976, from popular U.S. television program “The Bionic Man” and its spin-offs.
- Of, relating to, or developed from bionics.
- Having anatomical structures or physiological processes that are replaced or enhanced by electronic or mechanical components.
- Having extraordinary strength, powers, or capabilities; superhuman.