ro´bot|like´

ro´bot|like´
ro|bot «ROH buht, -bot; ROB uht», noun.
1. a machine made in imitation of a human being; a mechanical device that does routine work in response to commands: »

A mechanical robot…walks, talks, and moves its arms at the touch of a button by its 14-year-old inventor (Raymond F. Yates). ... robot explorers for neighboring planets (Saturday eview).

2. Figurative. a person who acts or works in a dull, mechanical way.
3. any machine or mechanical device that operates automatically or by remote control.
[< Czech robot (coined by Karel Capek for his play, R.U.R.); suggested by Czech robota work, robotnik serf]
ro´bot|like´, adjective.

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