Definition of Robot

1. Noun. A mechanism that can move automatically.

Exact synonyms: Automaton, Golem
Specialized synonyms: Android, Humanoid, Mechanical Man
Generic synonyms: Mechanism
Derivative terms: Automatic, Automatize



Definition of Robot

1. Noun. (chiefly science fiction) An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A person who does not seem to have any emotions. ¹

3. Noun. A machine built to carry out some complex task or group of tasks, especially one which can be programmed. ¹

4. Noun. (South Africa) A traffic light. ¹

5. Noun. (surveying) A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew. ¹

6. Noun. A style of dance popular in disco whereby the dancer impersonates the movement of a robot ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Robot

1. a humanlike machine that performs various functions [n -S] : ROBOTIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Robot

robofish
robofishes
roboid
roboids
robolo
roborant
roborants
roborate
roboration
roborative
roboroach
roboroaches
robosexual
robosexuality
robosexuals
robot (current term)
robot bomb
robot pilot
robotic
robotic telesurgery
robotical
robotically
roboticide
roboticist
roboticists
robotics
robotics equipment
robotisation
robotise
robotised

Literary usage of Robot

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1. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"13* l, 15» 16, 16«= 4, 27» 25, 31» 8, Ml. 46" 28, 29 (MS. robo i n-), 54a 29, 54e 2 (robot], 103b 8, 122b 16, 125» 6, 6, 3, Sg. 176b 2, 211» 10, ..."

2. The Network Revolution: Confessions of a Computer Scientist by Jacques Vallee (1982)
"... CHAPTER NINE An Infatuation With Androids In which the author challenges a paranoid robot to a debate on mind control. The central issue is quality. ..."

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