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Cyber vs Cyberian - What's the difference?

cyber | cyberian |

As adjectives the difference between cyber and cyberian

is that cyber is pertaining to the internet; while cyberian is pertaining to cyberspace.

As a verb cyber

is (slang) to engage in cybersex.

As a noun cyberian is

a user of the internet or virtual reality.




  • Pertaining to the Internet;
  • (informal) Cybergoth.
  • * 1998 , Richard Peter Treadwell Davenport-Hines, Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil, and ruin
  • She is a high priestess of the Church of the SubGenius, a devotee of the music of Tom Waits and Robert Smith, and of goth and cyber subcultures.
  • * 2007 , Tiffany Godoy, Ivan Vartanian, Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion, Tokyo
  • ...a cross between metal, punk, goth, cyber , and rock.
  • * 2007 , Raven Digitalis, Goth Craft: The Magickal Side of Dark Culture
  • No CyberGoth is complete without gigantic "stompy" platform boots and the optional toy ray gun. Some are even more anachronistic in that they incorporate old Renaissance and Victorian styles into their much-loved cyber wear.

    Derived terms

    * noncyber


    (en verb)
  • (slang) To engage in cybersex.
  • Wanna cyber ?

    See also

    * cyber- *






    (en adjective)
  • 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...


    (en noun)
  • A user of the Internet or virtual reality.
  • * 1998 , Victor J Vitanza, CyberReader
  • These are the substances that stock the arsenal of the drug-using cyberian .


    * cybernaut * netizen