Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a mechanism that can move automatically

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Synonyms of Robot

automaton, golem

Alternate forms of Robot

Hyponyms: android, humanoid, mechanical man

Hypernyms: mechanism

Origin of the word Robot

  1. 1923, from Eng. translation of 1920 play "R.U.R." ("Rossum's Universal Robots"), by Karel Capek (1890-1938), from Czech robotnik "slave," from robota "forced labor, drudgery," from robotiti "to work, drudge," from an Old Czech source akin to Old Church Slavonic rabota "servitude," from rabu "slave" (see orphan), from a Slavic stem relat… more

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