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 Weaver’s breakout role as Ellen Ripley in the 1979 sci-fi horror hybrid Alien made her an instant symbol of exactly what a badass woman could do on screen — things like fighting parasitic aliens and taking down androids. Kaitlin Reilly,, "Gal Gadot Jokes That She’s Starting A Fight Club For Women In Hollywood & It Makes Sense," 10 Feb. 2020 Peaceful androids on Mars went kill-crazy, exploding a massive shipyard in a suicide scorch. Darren Franich,, "Can Star Trek: Picard recover from its bafflingly bad premiere?," 23 Jan. 2020 By Janelle Okwodu January 21, 2020 When Tessa Thompson isn’t busy saving the universe in Marvel movies or outwitting androids on , the actress makes time to enjoy the very best in fashion. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Inside Tessa Thompson’s Dreamy Dior Couture Experience," 21 Jan. 2020 Mr Corbyn’s Labour Party has favoured candidates with deep local roots, such as Angela Rayner and Lisa Nandy, over androids with PPE degrees from Oxford. The Economist, "Bagehot Labour still beats the Tories at old-fashioned canvassing," 21 Nov. 2019 All by itself, Wall-E’s sublime, dreamy opening sequence, in which a lonely android compacts trash on a desolate planet while enjoying the strains of Hello, Dolly!, would warrant its place at the top of our list. Allegra Frank, Vox, "All 21 Pixar movies, definitively ranked," 27 June 2019 An unrelenting android, Rev-9 (Gabriel Luna), is dispatched from the years to come and lands in the present day, his duty being to destroy a young Mexican woman, Dani (Natalia Reyes), for reasons as yet unrevealed. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "End Times in “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Marriage Story”," 1 Nov. 2019 Davis’ unblinking humanoid, named Grace, zwoops in from the year 2042 in order to protect a Mexico City factory worker, Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), from the ruthless Rev-9 android (Gabriel Luna) programmed to kill her. Michael Phillips,, "‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ review: Linda Hamilton saves the world, and a franchise is lifted out of mediocrity," 30 Oct. 2019 The android has a target on his face — since the Mind stone is embedded in his forehead — and the Avengers on Earth spend most of the movie protecting him, hiding him in Scotland and Wakanda. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Avengers: Infinity War': How 6 cosmos-shattering scenes affect Marvel future (spoilers!)," 27 Apr. 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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17 Feb 2020

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“Android.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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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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