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android

[an-droid]
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noun
  1. an automaton in the form of a human being.
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Origin of android

From the New Latin word androīdēs, dating back to 1720–30. See andr-, -oid
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Related Words for android

hominoid, android, clone, drone, cyborg

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Historical Examples of android

  • When the man moved off down the street, the tenth android followed.

    Ten From Infinity

    Paul W. Fairman

  • From the street, the tenth android saw Rhoda and Frank enter the elevator.

    Ten From Infinity

    Paul W. Fairman

  • The ninth android hobbled back to his chair and waited quietly.

    Ten From Infinity

    Paul W. Fairman

  • When the tenth android released his grip, the head fell forward.

    Ten From Infinity

    Paul W. Fairman

  • But they were received and recorded perfectly in the mind of the tenth android.

    Ten From Infinity

    Paul W. Fairman


British Dictionary definitions for android

android

noun
  1. (in science fiction) a robot resembling a human being
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adjective
  1. resembling a human being
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Word Origin for android

C18: from Late Greek androeidēs manlike; see andro-, -oid

Android

noun
  1. trademark a software package for smartphones, including many application programs
  2. a smartphone that uses this software
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Word Origin and History for android

n.

"automaton resembling a human being," 1842, from Modern Latin androides (itself attested as a Latin word in English from 1727), from Greek andro- "human" (see andro-) + eides "form, shape." Greek androdes meant "like a man, manly;" cf. also Greek andrias "image of a man, statue." Listed as "rare" in OED 1st edition (1879), popularized from c.1951 by science fiction writers.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

android in Medicine

android

(ăndroid′)
adj.
  1. Possessing human features and form.
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