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EnglishEdit

 
industrial robot handling flat glass

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Czech robot, from robota (drudgery, servitude). Coined in the 1921 science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek after having been suggested to him by his brother Josef, and taken into English without change.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: rō′bŏt
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊbɒt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊbɑt/
    • (rare, antiquated) enPR: rō′bət, IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊbət/
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NounEdit

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: see Thesaurus:robot
    Hypernym: automaton
    Hyponym: android
    • 2010 May 16, Tim Webb, The Guardian:
      It's painfully slow and complex work which has never been attempted before in these conditions: the small box-shaped robots, equipped with two claws, are operating in almost freezing water 5,000ft below the surface, in pitch black and strong currents.
  2. (chiefly science fiction) An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal.
    • 2010 January 26, Tom Chivers and Iain McDiarmid, The Telegraph:
      The robots in Dick's novel, loosely adapted by Ridley Scott into the film Blade Runner, were so similar to humans that when they went rogue, trained bounty hunters were called in to perform psychological tests to see whether suspected androids lacked human empathy.
  3. (figuratively) A person who does not seem to have any emotions.
    • 2006, Murray N. Rothbard, Making Economic Sense, page xiv:
      Yet surely he was a humorless robot of a man, spewing forth lonely and bitter critiques of all those lesser mortals with whom he could not identify.
  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.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  •   robot on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • robot” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  • robot” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English robot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

robot (plural robotte)

  1. robot
  2. traffic light
    • 1997, Riana Scheepers, Dogters van Afrika. Verhale oor Suid-Afrikaanse Vroue, Tafelberg (publ.).
      As die robotte na groen oorslaan, brul hulle en storm vorentoe.
      When the traffic lights switch to green, they roar and storm forward.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot.

NounEdit

robot m (plural robots)

  1. robot

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English robot, from Czech robot, from robota (drudgery, servitude). Coined in the 1921 science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek after having been suggested to him by his brother Josef.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ro‧bot

NounEdit

robot

  1. a machine built to carry out some complex task or group of tasks by physically moving, especially one which can be programmed
  2. 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. a style of dance popular in disco whereby the dancer impersonates the movement of a robot

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From both the Czech and the Slovak robota. First appeared in the 1921 science-fiction play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek after having been suggested to him by his brother Josef.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

robot m

  1. robot

DeclensionEdit

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Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed, likely from German Robot, from Czech robot.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈroː.bɔt/
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  • Hyphenation: ro‧bot

NounEdit

robot m (plural robots or robotten, diminutive robotje n)

  1. robot [from 1921]
    Synonym: kunstmens

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AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

robot m (plural robots)

  1. robot

Further readingEdit


HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈrobot]
  • Hyphenation: ro‧bot

Etymology 1Edit

From Bavarian robat, robold, from Czech robota (forced labour, drudgery).

NounEdit

robot (plural robotok)

  1. (historical) socage, forced labour
  2. (figuratively) hard work, drudgery
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative robot robotok
accusative robotot robotokat
dative robotnak robotoknak
instrumental robottal robotokkal
causal-final robotért robotokért
translative robottá robotokká
terminative robotig robotokig
essive-formal robotként robotokként
essive-modal
inessive robotban robotokban
superessive roboton robotokon
adessive robotnál robotoknál
illative robotba robotokba
sublative robotra robotokra
allative robothoz robotokhoz
elative robotból robotokból
delative robotról robotokról
ablative robottól robotoktól
Possessive forms of robot
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. robotom robotjaim
2nd person sing. robotod robotjaid
3rd person sing. robotja robotjai
1st person plural robotunk robotjaink
2nd person plural robototok robotjaitok
3rd person plural robotjuk robotjaik
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Czech robot, from robota (forced labour, drudgery). Coined in the 1921 science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek.

NounEdit

robot (plural robotok)

  1. robot
DeclensionEdit

Same as above.

Derived termsEdit

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot

NounEdit

robot m (invariable)

  1. robot
  2. (computing) bot

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LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

robot tr., 2nd conj., pres. roboju, robo, robo, past roboju

  1. to notch
  2. to jag
  3. to make an incision (on)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robota

NounEdit

robot m (definite singular roboten, indefinite plural roboter, definite plural robotene)

  1. a robot

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robota

NounEdit

robot m (definite singular roboten, indefinite plural robotar, definite plural robotane)

  1. a robot

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PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

robot m inan

  1. robot

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • robot in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

robot m (plural robots)

  1. Alternative form of robô

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rôbot/
  • Hyphenation: ro‧bot

NounEdit

rȍbot m (Cyrillic spelling ро̏бот)

  1. robot

DeclensionEdit


SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

robọ̑t m anim

  1. robot

InflectionEdit

Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nom. sing. robót
gen. sing. robóta
singular dual plural
nominative robót robóta robóti
accusative robóta robóta robóte
genitive robóta robótov robótov
dative robótu robótoma robótom
locative robótu robótih robótih
instrumental robótom robótoma robóti

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English robot, from Czech.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /roˈbot/, [roˈβot̪]

NounEdit

robot m (plural robots)

  1. robot

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

robot c

  1. robot
  2. missile

DeclensionEdit

Declension of robot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative robot roboten robotar robotarna
Genitive robots robotens robotars robotarnas

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot.

NounEdit

robot (definite accusative robotu, plural robotlar)

  1. robot

DeclensionEdit