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[treated as singular] The study of mechanical systems that function like living organisms or parts of living organisms.
- ‘But the next level of integration is bionics (bio-mechanics), in which the body talks to the machine, actually giving the artificial part its cue to function.’
- ‘Alex is a millionaire pursuing some revolutionary advances in the field of bionics (the movie is smart enough to laugh at the notion, citing the old Six Million Dollar Man).’
- ‘Fast-forward a mere three decades and bionics is a reality.’
- ‘However, I've never been keen on bionics and the idea of not being able to ‘take it off’ makes me feel a little uncomfortable.’
- ‘Apparently one of the things we can do to improve the performance of our athletes is to invest heavily in bionics.’
- ‘A third promising avenue of research is the emerging field of bionics: In the last two years, 26 people in the U.S. and Europe have been outfitted with new prosthetic devices designed to restore their vision.’
- ‘He's got a degree in economics, maths, physics and bionics.’
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