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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
1,042 words

One of the basic disciplines in modern natural sciences and epistemology, cybernetics has provided some of the most powerful conceptual ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
726 words

is the science of control. Its name, appropriately suggested by the mathematician Norbert Wiener (1894–1964), is derived from ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
66 words

Study of communication and control systems in animals, organizations and machines. It makes analogies between the brain and nervous system, ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
107 words

The study of artificial or natural systems which store information and use feedback mechanisms to guide and control their behaviour. ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
1,808 words
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The word ‘cybernetics’ was introduced by Norbert Wiener (1894–1964), the distinguished mathematician. It was the title of a ...

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