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From cyber- +‎ -ian, coined by Stanislaw Lem in 1965.


cyberian (comparative more cyberian, superlative most cyberian)

  1. Pertaining to cyberspace.
    • 1996, Peter Dickens, Reconstructing nature:
      This is because subjects in the new cyberian culture are other than the rational, autonomous individual.
    • 1997, Mark Dery, Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century:
      Rushkoff thrills to cyberian video art in which Gulf War bombing runs are merely another special effect...
    • 1998, Rob Kitchin, Cyberspace: The World in the Wires:
      In areas where one might expect liberal attitudes, such as education, cyberian academics are largely regarded as maverick and to some extent subversive...


cyberian (plural cyberians)

  1. A user of the Internet or virtual reality.
    Synonyms: cybernaut, netizen
    • 1998, Victor J Vitanza, CyberReader:
      These are the substances that stock the arsenal of the drug-using cyberian.

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