an·droid | \ ˈan-ˌdrȯid \

Definition of android 

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

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The show itself, though, was snubbed for best series — a cult hit out of the U.K. is easily elbowed aside by a Westworld, HBO’s big-budget showcase for androids. Tom Gilatto,, "Emmy Nominations 2018: PEOPLE's Critic Breaks Down All the Nods — and Predicts Some Winners," 12 July 2018 So was Dolores the one who remade Arnold into android Bernard? William Lee,, "‘Westworld’ Episode 6 recap: 5 things to know about ‘Phase Space’ and the ghost in the machine," 28 May 2018 Whether or not androids dream of electric sheep may remain an open question, but now fans of the Blade Runner franchise will have more opportunity to find out. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alcon, Titan Partner For New 'Blade Runner' Comics and Books," 12 July 2018 The second season strikes an ominous note with an opening conversation between Dolores and Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright), the programmer in charge of the androids' software., "Engaged? How bucking tradition can help you save big," 22 Apr. 2018 One boxed with an android in a back-alley ring, while onlookers crowded around. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Cyberpunk 2077: What we learned in the most mind-blowing game demo we've ever seen," 13 June 2018 On HBO’s Westworld, female androids gain sentience and aim their guns at the humans who abused them. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Female Rage on Television Reaches a Boiling Point in Dietland," 31 May 2018 The military uses androids for combat operations, and space agencies use them for exploration. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Detroit: Become Human review: Robotic in all of the wrong ways," 24 May 2018 What’s less clear is how independently running androids would communicate using basically, um, ESP? William Lee,, "‘Westworld’ Episode 5 recap: 5 things to know about ‘Akane No Mai’ and the introduction of Shogun World," 20 May 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 \

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, 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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