from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The technology employing electronics to animate motorized puppets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of robotics used to create robots that produce preset moves and prerecorded sounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the construction of robots to look like animals (developed for Disneyland)


anima(tion) + (elec)tronics.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of animation and electronics, from the Disney trademark "Audio-Animatronics". (Wiktionary)



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