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- n. A range of appearances, mannerisms, and/or behaviors subtly different from humanoid in an otherwise humanoid figure that may cause negative reactions, such as fear, discomfort, or revulsion.
From uncanny + valley, translating Japanese 不気味 の 谷 (ぶきみ の たに, bukimi no tani), uncanny valley, first used in 1970 by roboticist Masahiro Mori (Wiktionary)
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