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

Definition of android

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

Examples of android in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Yang is a cerebral adaptation of a science fiction short story starring Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith about a household android that malfunctions. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2022 And Haley Joel Osment is just terrific as the android who, like Pinocchio before him, longs to be a real boy. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 14 Dec. 2021 Enlarge / Amanda Collins once again stars as Mother, an android programmed to incubate, birth, and raise human children on an alien planet. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 4 Dec. 2021 Unsighted, the work of Brazilian trans duo Studio Pixel Punk, puts you in the shoes of Alma, an android who, like the rest of her robotic kin, has achieved sentience thanks to a resource known as Anima. Lewis Gordon, Wired, 16 Dec. 2021 In this near-future, the only significant difference from our present reality is that robotics have advanced to the point where many households have entirely human-looking/acting android servants. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 16 Dec. 2021 Inspired by Fritz Lang's science fiction classic film, Metropolis, the five-track project followed fictional character Cindi Mayweather, an android created in the year 2719 who faces a disassembly sentence after falling in love with a human. Stephanie Long,, 4 Dec. 2021 One character in the movie is Arthur, an android bartender played by Michael Sheen. Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2021 Brent Spiner played the likably naive android Lieutenant Commander Data for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, 19 Nov. 2021

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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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“Android.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of android

: 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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