humanoid

adjective hu·man·oid \ ˈhyü-mə-ˌnȯid , ˈyü- \
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of humanoid

: having human form or characteristics
  • humanoid dentition
  • humanoid robots

humanoid

noun

Examples of humanoid in a Sentence

  1. The movie is about humanoid aliens invading Earth.

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A humanoid robot, sometimes called an android, is a robot that resembles a human. Accounts of the yeti, Sasquatch, and Bigfoot continue to fascinate us mainly because of their humanoid characteristics. The idea of creating a monstrous humanoid, such as the Jewish golem or Victor Frankenstein's creation, has intrigued us for centuries. "Humanoid Animation" is a standard for creating humanlike figures for video that lets the same figure be used in a variety of 3-D games—some of which have nothing but humanoids for characters.

First Known Use of humanoid

1918

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HUMANOID Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of humanoid for English Language Learners

  • : looking or acting like a human


Medical Dictionary

humanoid

adjective hu·man·oid \ ˈhyü-mə-ˌnȯid , ˈyü- \

medical Definition of humanoid

: having human form or characteristics
  • humanoid dentition

humanoid

noun

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