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Talk:cyber

is cyber a real word?

Did you read the entry we have on the word? --EncycloPetey 02:30, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

I need the etymology. (201.69.127.12 19:57, 15 July 2010 (UTC))

Missing noun sense?Edit

From this recent Telegraph article [1]:

Cdr Mark Deller, commander air on the Queen Elizabeth, told The Guardian: "The ship is well designed and there has been a very, very stringent procurement train that has ensured we are less susceptible to cyber than most."

This suggests that "cyber" may have a new sense of cyberattack. Equinox 16:13, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Needs research to determine how old it is (Trump uses this construction, but it's possible he didn't invent it). DTLHS (talk) 16:18, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
Both quotes for the noun form are "the cyber" rather just "cyber." "Cyber" used as a noun on its own is an awkward construction, showing lack of familiarity with the term, which has almost always been used as a prefix or adjective. Can any examples of a noun usage without "the" preceding it prior to Donald J. Trump's recent speeches? 173.88.241.33 00:21, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Why is it awkward? Most things it could abbreviate (cyberspace, cyberterrorism, etc.) are probably uncountable and also wouldn't take "the". Equinox 16:24, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
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