An example of a cyborg

"Let me make sure that I understand you correctly, …Commander. A group of cybernetic creatures from the future have traveled back through time to enslave the Human race, and you're here to stop them."
"That's right."
"Hot damn, you're heroic."

In the field of cybernetics, a cyborg (short for cybernetic organism), or cybernetic lifeform, was a biological lifeform who had been cybernetically augmented. This augmentation, which might extend physical abilities beyond normal limitations, might be achieved through installation of bionic or cybernetic components. Cybernetic lifeforms could not survive without their organic components. (Star Trek: First Contact)

Cyborgs were thus distinct from artificial lifeforms, who had no organic components, and augments, a term reserved for those enhanced through genetic means.

The cybernetic remains on a Borg skeleton

The Borg were an example of a group of cybernetic lifeforms. (TNG: "Tin Man"; Star Trek: First Contact; VOY: "Collective")

Before 2256, Lt. Cmdr. Airiam was extensively augmented with artificial parts following a shuttle accident which claimed the life of her husband Stephen while coming back from their honeymoon. (DIS: "Project Daedalus")

Following the Battle of the Binary Stars, Lt. Keyla Detmer was fitted with cranial and ocular implants. (DIS: "Context Is for Kings")

In 2327, Jean-Luc Picard received an artificial heart after he was stabbed by a Nausicaan during a bar brawl. (TNG: "Tapestry") When Kestra Troi-Riker pointed a bow and arrow at Picard following his arrival on Nepenthe in 2399, Picard said that since his artificial heart was made of solid duritanium, it would probably be better if she aimed it at his head instead of his chest. (PIC: "Nepenthe")

In 2372, Ensign Harry Kim observed that Automated Unit 3947 was not a cyborg. (VOY: "Prototype")

By 2373, Geordi La Forge had received ocular implants with electric blue irises, which served as replacements for his VISOR. (Star Trek: First Contact)

At some point in 2380, Ensign Sam Rutherford of the USS Cerritos received a cybernetic implant that had a variety of functions, such as a tactical computer and a recording device. (LD: "Second Contact", "Envoys", "Cupid's Errant Arrow") The implant was of Vulcan design, and initially attempted to suppress Rutherford's emotions against his will, though this issue was seemingly resolved. (LD: "Second Contact")

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