Definition of robot in English:

robot

Pronunciation /ˈrōˌbät/ /ˈroʊˌbɑt/ /ˈrōbət/ /ˈroʊbət/

noun

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

    ‘the robot closed the door behind us’
    ‘a sci-fi movie about time-traveling killer robots’
    automaton, android, machine, golem
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    1. 1.1A machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.
      ‘half of all American robots are making cars or trucks’
      as modifier ‘a robot arm’
      automaton, android, machine, golem
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    2. 1.2A person who behaves in a mechanical or unemotional manner.
      ‘public servants are not expected to be mindless robots’
  • 2Computing

    another term for crawler

Origin

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

Pronunciation

robot

/ˈrōˌbät/ /ˈroʊˌbɑt/ /ˈrōbət/ /ˈroʊbət/