from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having human characteristics or form.
- n. A being having human form: "humanoids from some far-flung planet” ( Robert Brustein).
- n. See android.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the appearance or characteristics of a human.
- n. A being having the appearance or characteristics of a human.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an automaton that resembles a human being
The term humanoid describes a general conformation to the traits of humanity, but implies an expansion of criteria to possibly include other species than homo sapiens sapiens.
Thank god making him humanoid is a bad idea but he does looks awesome (Kinda like apocalypse)
That’s why most of the time they go around in humanoid form.
(Unless it’s one of those scripted “they’re all asleep if you make Stealth checks” rooms.) No humanoid is ever encumbered (nor, seemingly, do they carry about the food and water and supplies that they likely would need to survive if they were a PC).
On a slight tangent, according to the Transformers Encyclopedia (yes, I’m THAT big of a nerd), the robots with tiny alternate forms [Megatron, Soundwave ftw] are basically hollow in humanoid form.
The appearance of these Star People is what is known as humanoid feline entities or paschats.
The Series 800 combat chassis when not intended for infiltrator work and fielded without an organic infiltration coating is more properly identified as a humanoid hunter-killer (HK) and are designated with a shorter 4 character alpha numeric code.
Good interview, but I was wonder about this bit: "For instance, SF created the idea of humanoid robots that would be jacks-of-all-trades, and largely ignored the idea of specialty robots that only did one thing, be it weld auto frames, aid bomb disposal teams, or bake bread on kitchen table tops."
If you can reason like a humanoid, which is not likely from neocons, then you will be taken seriously.
Beside the computer, a clear cube held a 3-D image of q standing arm-in-arm with several aliens, only one of whom Harry could properly identify as humanoid.