an·​droid | \ ˈan-ˌdrȯid How to pronounce android (audio) \

Definition of android

: a mobile robot usually with a human form sci-fi androids

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Visually, things can also get incredibly repetitive, depicting nothing but folks sitting at computers or Hollywood-like androids again and again. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "More Human Than Human Documentarians Discuss the Film's AI Lessons," 30 Apr. 2018 Except the actor playing the android's love interest is Tessa Thompson, who's widely rumored to be in a romantic relationship with Monáe. Mikael Wood,, "Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' ponders the liberating potential of love," 29 Apr. 2018 Of course, in classic Quantic Dream fashion this news was delivered by a, uh...a CGI android lady? Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: The sordid tale of Starbreeze's stumbles, Overwatch players learn piano (with guns)," 1 Feb. 2019 Look no further than HankCon, a ship between android protagonist Connor and his human partner Hank. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Overwatch is still king of Tumblr, but self-generated fandom rules the rest," 30 Nov. 2018 But the androids' movements were monotonous, and people in the audience left in succession. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Japan's 'Scary Beauty' Android Opera is a Metaphor for Our Relationship with Tech: Interview," 2 July 2018 This year saw the rest of the series hit bookshelves, continuing the story of the grumpy-but-good-hearted security android that calls itself Murderbot. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Our favorite science fiction and fantasy books of 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Paul Bettany’s Vision is an android who started out as an artificial intelligence, so just give him an iPad to inhabit. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Avengers: Infinity War': Why you shouldn't freak out about that death toll (spoilers!)," 29 Apr. 2018 Bernard was saved by Dolores, who apparently created a new version of the android after a Dolores/Charlotte Hale hybrid (Tessa Thompson) shot him. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'Westworld' stars Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright break down that puzzling finale," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of android

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for android

Late Greek androeidēs manlike, from Greek andr- + -oeidēs -oid

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The first known use of android was circa 1736

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English Language Learners Definition of android

in stories : a robot that looks like a person


an·​droid | \ ˈan-ˌdrȯid How to pronounce android (audio) \

Medical Definition of android

1 of the pelvis : having the angular form and narrow outlet typical of the human male a disproportionate number of difficult labors occur in women with android pelvises — compare anthropoid entry 1, gynecoid, platypelloid
2 : relating to or characterized by the distribution of body fat chiefly in the abdominal region android obesity — compare gynecoid

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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