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Noun: robot  'row,bót
  1. An intelligent machine designed to look and function like a human being or other creature (esp. in science fiction)
     
  2. A machine built to carry out some complex task, esp. one which can be programmed and with many movable parts
    - automaton, golem
     
  3. Someone who does not appear to have any emotions
    "Being a robot, Jessica didn't even cry"
     
  4. [S.Africa] A visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections
    - traffic light, traffic signal, stoplight [N. Amer]

Derived forms: robots

Type of: light, mechanism

Encyclopedia: Robot