cyberpunk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ -punk, coined by Bruce Bethke as the title of a 1983 short story, and later popularized by Gardner Dozois.

Noun[edit]

cyberpunk (countable and uncountable, plural cyberpunks)

  1. (science fiction, uncountable) A subgenre of science fiction which focuses on computer or information technology and virtual reality juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.
    • 1991 January 7, Lewis Shiner, “Confessions of an Ex-Cyberpunk”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      But by 1987, cyberpunk had become a cliche. Other writers had turned the form into formula: implant wetware (biological computer chips), government by multinational corporations, street-wise, leather-jacketed, amphetamine-loving protagonists and decayed orbital colonies.
    • 2015, Abby H. P. Werlock, Encyclopedia of the American Short Story, Infobase Learning, →ISBN:
      Cyberpunk stories are set in a futuristic, dystopic environment—the opposite of utopian—in which computer technology plays an important role. [] The protagonists of cyberpunk stories are technologically proficient, lonely adventurers struggling with issues of identity and forced to use computer skills to fight menacing forces of domination.
  2. (countable) A cyberpunk character, a hacker punk, a high-tech low life.
    The film “The Matrix” redefined what a cyberpunk looked like.
  3. (countable) A writer of cyberpunk fiction.
    • 1989, SPIN magazine (volume 4, number 10, January 1989, page 50)
      [] cyberpunks like William Gibson, Lucious Sheperd[sic], Bruce Sterling []
  4. (music, uncountable) A musical genre related to the punk movement that makes use of electronic sounds such as synthesizers.
    • 2003, Jan Haluska, The Mathematical Theory of Tone Systems, →ISBN, page 109:
      A more technologically elaborate current of microtonal music can be found at M.I.T and Berklee College of Music, where R. Boulanger works in exotic equal temperaments and non-octave scales (E60 and the 13th root of 3, i.e. the Bohlen-Pierce scale) using the CSOUND acoustic compiler, the Mathews radio drum and various MIDI synthesizers; nearby, E. Mullen performs cyberpunk music in E19 and the 13th root of 3.
    • 2014, Gemma White, Furniture is Disappearing, →ISBN, page 41:
      At Meredith we stayed up all night listening to doof doof cyberpunk music and I saw you cry for the first time, at four in the morning bottle of ice tea and vodka in hand I saw your real face and something changed.
    • 2017, Tristanne Connolly & Tomoyuki Iino, Canadian Music and American Culture: Get Away From Me, →ISBN, page 182:
      Indeed, 'Mindphaser' (and Tactical Neural Implant more generally) represents a high point of cyberpunk in the industrial music scene.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cyberpunk

  1. Alternative spelling of kyberpunk

Declension[edit]

Inflection of cyberpunk (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative cyberpunk
genitive cyberpunkin
partitive cyberpunkia
illative cyberpunkiin
singular plural
nominative cyberpunk
accusative nom. cyberpunk
gen. cyberpunkin
genitive cyberpunkin
partitive cyberpunkia
inessive cyberpunkissa
elative cyberpunkista
illative cyberpunkiin
adessive cyberpunkilla
ablative cyberpunkilta
allative cyberpunkille
essive cyberpunkina
translative cyberpunkiksi
instructive
abessive cyberpunkitta
comitative
Possessive forms of cyberpunk (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person cyberpunkini cyberpunkimme
2nd person cyberpunkisi cyberpunkinne
3rd person cyberpunkinsa

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cyberpunk.

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cyberpunk m (plural cyberpunks)

  1. (science fiction) cyberpunk

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English cyberpunk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡sɨˈbɛr.paŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrpaŋk
  • Syllabification: cy‧ber‧punk

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cyberpunk m inan

  1. (film, science fiction) cyberpunk (sci-fi subgenre)

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cyberpunk m pers

  1. (film, science fiction) cyberpunk (cyberpunk character, a hacker punk, a high-tech low life)

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adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • cyberpunk in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • cyberpunk in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /θibeɾˈpank/, [θi.β̞eɾˈpãŋk]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /sibeɾˈpank/, [si.β̞eɾˈpãŋk]

Noun[edit]

cyberpunk m (plural cyberpunks)

  1. cyberpunk