Definition of humanoid
: having human form or characteristics humanoid dentition humanoid robots
Examples of humanoid in a Sentence
The movie is about humanoid aliens invading Earth.
Recent Examples of humanoid from the Web
The Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank sells a cute, humanoid robot named Pepper with blinking eyes and the ability to read human emotion.
With time, people should become used to seeing humanoid robots out in the world.
A humanoid robot greets visitors to the Dayton-area offices of Yaskawa Motoman, a Japanese company that produces the machines being installed at thousands of factories around the globe.
Over the years, the station’s residents have grown zucchini, beheaded flatworms, maneuvered humanoid robots, tended to mouse embryos, watched the muscles of zebrafish atrophy, and drawn their own blood, using their own bodies as test subjects.
Womack also thinks the prevalence of humanoid aliens among true believers is cyclical.
The show is set in an apocalyptic world where giant humanoid monsters have developed, and the human race has been pared back into a fortress that grows smaller and smaller.
There are dazzling sequences of a skyscraper-tall, roughly humanoid wild thing battling a massive robot foe as Seoul’s street crowds look on aghast.
The toddler-size humanoid machine was conceived with just one task in mind: to ensure that homebound elders take their medications.
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Did You Know?
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.
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Definition of humanoid for English Language Learners
: looking or acting like a human
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