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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Recent Examples on the Web The series features Marvel Comics characters Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, and the android known as Vision. oregonlive, "Winter TV 2021: Premiere dates for new and returning midseason shows," 30 Dec. 2020 It’s all well and good for an android to take a position and shut down motor functions. Tade Thompson, Wired, "The Future of Work: ‘ars longa’ by Tade Thompson," 18 Dec. 2020 There were some intriguing possibilities: something half-human, half android perhaps? Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Review: Raised by Wolves squanders early promise with clumsy, bizarre finale," 2 Oct. 2020 And each of those films featured distinctive android characters. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Scott D. Pierce: Ridley Scott sends more scary androids our way in ‘Raised by Wolves’," 30 Aug. 2020 One such android, a dentist named Jared, begins to develop feelings. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "5 books not to miss: Yaa Gyasi's 'Transcendent Kingdom,' Emma Cline's 'Daddy'," 29 Aug. 2020 Ishiguro is so embedded in this stuff that he's even created an android of his own daughter in the past, which Alex Mar describes beautifully in a 2017 WIRED profile of his ingenious, yet haunting work. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "This AI Robot Just Nabbed the Lead Role in a Sci-Fi Movie," 25 June 2020 The British actor was best known for playing the android Ash in Ridley Scott's classic 1979 horror film Alien and the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Clark Collis,, "Ian Holm, star of Alien and Lord of the Rings, dies at 88," 19 June 2020 In season 7, Gregg re-appears as an LMD (Life Model Decoy) of Coulson, a realistic android who, of course, looks and acts just like the real thing. cleveland, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are back: Captain Comics," 5 June 2020

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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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14 Jan 2021

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“Android.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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