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English

Etymology

From both Czech robota meaning "drudgery" or "servitude" and from Slovak robota meaning "labour". First appeared in a translation of the 1921 science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɹəʊbɒt/
  • rō'bət, /ˈrəʊbət/, /"r@Ubət/
  • rō'bŏt", /ˈrəʊˌbɒt/, /"r@U%bQt/
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Noun

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Singular
robot

Plural
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  1. A mechanical or virtual, artificial agent.
  2. An electro-mechanical system, which, by its appearance or movements, conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own.
  3. A machine which is anthropomorphic or zoomorphic in shape or scope of function.
  4. A person who does not seem to have any emotions.
    Being a robot, Jessica chose to wear a casual pair of shorts to the funeral and didn't even cry.
  5. (South Africa) Traffic lights.
  6. (surveying) A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.
  7. A style of dance popular in disco whereby the dancer impersonates the movement of a robot

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Czech

Noun

robot m.

  1. robot

Slovene

Noun

robot m. (dual robota, plural roboti)

  1. robot

Spanish

Noun

robot m. (plural robots)

Singular
robot m.

Plural
robots m.

  1. robot

Related terms


Swedish

Noun

robot c.

  1. robot
  2. missile

Turkish

Noun

robot

  1. robot

Declension

singular plural
nominative robot robotlar
accusative robotu robotları
dative robota robotlara
locative robotta robotlarda
ablative robottan robotlardan
genitive robotun robotların

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