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  1. ro·bot
    IPA[ˈrōˌbät]
  2. n. noun

    • 1. a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.

    • 2. (especially in science fiction) a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically.

    • 3. used to refer to a person who behaves in a mechanical or unemotional manner:

      public servants are not expected to be mindless robots
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: robot, plural noun: robots

    • noun

      a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.

      (especially in science fiction) a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically.

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