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DEFINITION: v. To be so dependent on computers and other gadgets, that you cannot communicate or even think without them. n. A person who cannot communicate, or even think, without using an electronic device.

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Iflip

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īflip

Sentence: Chalk up another one to late-night marketing. Chuck fell for the come-on for the latest brain-boosting gadget, the iFlip. It promised to expedite the decision-making process. What it turned out to be was an electronic coin flipper, one simple button that activates a randomly-generated CGI coin image and a e-voice that calls out heads or tails. As silly as it sounds Chuck’s life has improved. Net result? A better-looking, smarter girlfriend and a higher-paying job. If only he could decide whether or not to buy the newest model.

Etymology: i (as in iPhone, iPad, iPod) + flip (turn over or cause to turn over with a sudden sharp movement)

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Ethetic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ee-thet-ik

Sentence: When it comes to personal communications Wendall is ethetic. If he can't email, text, IM or tweet he can't communicate. Most of his "friends" don't even know what his voice sounds like.

Etymology: e (electronic) + pathetic (causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable)

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Symbiotech

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sim - bee - ot - tek

Sentence: Jeffrey had a symtiotech relationship with his laptop and PDA. He had a difficult time keeping track of his life, making plans or even communicating if he did not have one of them nearby.

Etymology: symbiotic (The intimate living together of two dissimilar organisms, frequently (but not always) in a mutually beneficial relationship), tech (abbreviation for technology)

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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-30: 12:47:00

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Ependent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ēpendənt

Sentence: Some people write themselves notes to remember important things. John will text or e-mail himself to keep his life in order. He is absolutely ependent. Between his laptop and iPhone everything he does is scheduled, planned or stored electronically. His answer to almost any task or question presented is "I have an app for that". He almost had a crisis last Friday when he forgot to schedule bathroom breaks. Luckily he still has a residual biological override.

Etymology: e (denoting anything in an electronic state, esp. the use of electronic data transfer in cyberspace) + dependent (unable to do without)

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Ebrainsupport

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: e brain sup port

Sentence: After the heavy use of electronic devices, multimedia cell phones, greyberries and computers, dependency occurs: the human brain ceases to function independently, and requires ebrainsupport systems to think. While on ebrainsupport, an individual can produce thought, make basic decisions, access memory stored on the system. Consider Ella here: her ebrainsupport remembers her name for her and can do many things for her. Unfortunately, those who reach brain death and require ebrainsupport lose a sense of who they really are - personality becomes redundant.

Etymology: From LIFE SUPPORT and electronic = electronic brain support system.

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COMMENTS:

bye ;/ - splendiction, 2009-04-30: 23:10:00

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Cyberspaced

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: sy-bur-spaysd

Sentence: She was google-eyed and about to crash. She was so cyberspaced that she couldn't remember her own name without checking her iphone's contact list. She needed a nap to reboot.

Etymology: CYBERSPACE (the electronic medium of computer networks, in which online communication takes place) + SPACED (to become stupified or disoriented from or as if from a drug.)

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COMMENTS:

another great word and the sentence always woes me over - DrWebster111, 2009-05-01: 18:52:00

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Dumbphoned

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: dum foned

Sentence: After leaving his phone at the bar last night Doug couldn't even call his own mother. He was completely dumbphoned,

Etymology: dumbfounded + phone

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Tweetwit

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tweeee twiht

Sentence: They were the perfect couple, he was a tweetwit, she was a tweetwitterher

Etymology: tweet, twit

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Cellshocked

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: sell-shockt

Sentence: Katie was a terminal cellshocker. Sadly, her boyfriend had resorted to texting her immediately after sex to confirm her satisfaction.

Etymology: Cell - phone network. Shocked - acute physical or mental disturbance/state of confusion.

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Gismaddiction

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GIZ-auh-dik-shun

Sentence: Being smitten with a very passionate gizmadiction, Warren could not pass up any opportunity to fiddle with technological toys or devices and often made a complete fool of himself as he did not have a thorough understanding of some of the systems and applications he often used.

Etymology: Blend of 'gizmo' (A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget) and 'addiction' (Compulsive physiological and psychological need)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-30: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you! And yes I can think without a keyboard, it's just that my mind wanders... ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-04-30: 08:13:00
OK...does anyone think it's weird when you think of the definition the day before it appears?

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-05: 01:24:00
Reader you must be a "Verbotopsychic"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-12: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James