Definition of Cyberpunk

1. Noun. A programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism.

Exact synonyms: Cyber-terrorist, Hacker
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Coder, Computer Programmer, Programmer, Software Engineer, Terrorist
Derivative terms: Cyber-terrorism



2. Noun. A writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology.
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

3. Noun. A genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies.
Generic synonyms: Science Fiction

Definition of Cyberpunk

1. Noun. (science fiction uncountable) A subgenre of science fiction which focuses on computer or information technology and virtual reality. ¹

2. Noun. A cyberpunk character, a hacker punk, a high-tech low life. ¹

3. Noun. A writer of cyberpunk fiction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cyberpunk

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyberpunk

cyberpirate
cyberpirates
cyberplagiarism
cyberpolice
cyberpolitical
cyberpolitics
cyberpop
cyberprivacy
cyberprotest
cyberprotests
cyberpsychological
cyberpsychology
cyberpunk (current term)
cyberpunkish
cyberpunks
cyberpunky
cyberrape
cyberrealities
cyberreality
cyberrelationship
cyberrelationships
cyberrevolution
cyberromance
cyberromances
cybers
cybersabotage
cybersafety

Literary usage of Cyberpunk

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1. The Urban Condition: space, community, and self in the contemporary metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"This sense of doom is part and parcel of the adventure story at the center of every cyberpunk film or novel. Fixed ingredients of cyberpunk narrative are ..."

2. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"... OD'd on old cyberpunk novels and back issues of Theme Park Monthly. It's cool, it's hip, and it's fun— but more importantly, it's about something . ..."

3. Internet and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean by Marcelo Bonilla (2004)
"In contrast to the theory of postmodernism, the alternative use of that technology expressed not only the cyberpunk rebellion but also the Utopia of citizen ..."

4. Eternally Yours: Time in Design : Product, Value, Sustenance by Ed van Hinte (2004)
"Bruce Sterling: science fiction writer ('cyberpunk generation'), lecturer and journalist from Austin, Texas. Published The Future is Now', a collection of ..."

5. Archiprix Internationalby Henk van der Veen by Henk van der Veen (2005)
"One of my favourites would definitely be William Gibson's NEUROMANCER launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of ..."

6. Open Source Democracy: how online communication is changing offline politics by Douglas Rushkoff (2003)
"Similarly, the computer and internet galvanised certain strains of both the pagan and the grassroots ‘do-it-yourself' countercultures as the ‘cyberpunk' ..."

7. A Bibliography of the Personal Computer: The Books and Periodical Articles by Roy A. Allan (2005)
"New York: Time Books, 1999. Hafner, Katie and John Markoff. cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. ..."

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