from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agency or creation that slips from the control of and ultimately destroys its creator: "How can we keep the government we create from becoming a Frankenstein that will destroy the very freedom we establish it to protect?” ( Milton Friedman).
- n. A monster having the appearance of a man.
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- proper n. A novel by Mary Shelley.
- proper n. The creator of Frankenstein's monster in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.
- proper n. Frankenstein's monster itself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fictional Swiss scientist who was the protagonist in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; he created a monster from parts of corpses
- n. the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
- n. an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator
From Frankenstein, the creator of the artificial monster in Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)