American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Possessing human features.
- n. An automaton that is created from biological materials and resembles a human. Also called humanoid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An automaton resembling a human being in shape and motions.
- n. A robot that is designed to look and act like a human (usually male)
- adj. Possessing human qualities
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an automaton that resembles a human being
- From Ancient Greek ἀνδρός (andros), genitive of ἀνήρ (anēr, "man") + -eides ("of the species; alike"), from eidos ("species") (Wiktionary)
“My Tracks on the android is a fantastic (and free) app for recording your jogging/walking/biking routes that includes uploading of stats and route to google docs – highly recommended.”
“If the android is an utterly familiar trope, or rationalised to the most rigorous degree, or both, surely it can't continue to function as a novum.”
“Furthermore, android is the correct term for a masculine robot and gynoid is the term for a feminine robot.”
“Zhang Chunxiang/Xinhua/Zumapress.com Humanoid robots are defined as android robots designed in human forms, with two legs and two arms.”
“I (and Dictionary. com) think of "- oid" as indicating "like"; an android is like a man, rather than a tidbit of a man!”
“The non-judgemental attitude of the android is perfect for telling the story while remaining detached from any ethical dilemmas, and the mixture of high tech gadgets and a familiar English backdrop makes a pleasing combination.”
“For Mr. Hanson the missing android is an open sore, straining his relations with Mr. Dick's foundation and the author's two surviving daughters, who provided access to much of Mr. Dick's nonpublished materials, which were downloaded into the android's brain.”
“A robot intelligence rebuilt his body in android form, he has a mastery of time and space travel and mental powers beyond the minor telepathies he employed before.”
“The android is constructed using silicone and steel and sometimes replace the roboticist in his meetings and classes.”
“I heard of other phones like this called android and hell, even my old slvr allowed me to post tweets and respond to pokes on facebook.”
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