robot

noun

  • 1

    (especially in science fiction) a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically.

  • 2

    A person who behaves in a mechanical or unemotional manner.

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      • figurative
  • 3

    A machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.

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Origin

From Czech, from robota ‘forced labour’. The term was coined in K. Čapek's play R.U.R ‘Rossum's Universal Robots’ (1920).

Pronunciation

  • robot /ˈrəʊbɒt/