See also: robót and robòt

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EnglishEdit

 
industrial robot handling flat glass
 
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EtymologyEdit

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 [1], and taken into English without change.

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robot ‎(plural robots)

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

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • robot” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.
  • robot” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot.

NounEdit

robot m ‎(plural robots)

  1. robot

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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.

NounEdit

robot m

  1. robot

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External linksEdit

  • robot in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • robot in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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

  1. robot

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech.

NounEdit

robot m ‎(plural robots)

  1. robot

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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
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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
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Same as above.

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robot m ‎(invariable)

  1. robot
  2. (computing) bot

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LatvianEdit

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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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PolishEdit

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From Czech robot

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robot m inan

  1. robot

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

robot m (plural robots)

  1. Alternative form of robô

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

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rȍbot m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ро̏бот)

  1. robot

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot.

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robót m anim ‎(genitive robóta, nominative plural robóti)

  1. robot

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robot m ‎(plural robots)

  1. robot

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robot c

  1. robot
  2. missile

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Czech robot.

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robot ‎(definite accusative robotu, plural robotlar)

  1. robot

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