• (British) IPA: /ˈɹəʊbɒt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹoʊbɑt/
    • (rare) enPR: rō′bət, IPA: /ˈɹoʊbət/

robot (plural robots)

  1. A machine built to carry out some complex task or group of tasks by physically moving, especially one which can be programmed.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:robot
    Hypernyms: automaton
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  2. (chiefly, science fiction) An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal.
  3. (figuratively) A person who does not seem to have any emotions.
  4. (South Africa) A traffic light (from earlier robot policeman).
  5. (surveying) A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.
  6. (dance) A style of dance popular in disco in which the dancer imitates the stiff movements of a stereotypical android robot.
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