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android

[ an-droid ]
/ ˈæn drɔɪd /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for android (1 of 2)

android
/ (ˈændrɔɪd) /

noun
(in science fiction) a robot resembling a human being
adjective
resembling a human being

Word Origin for android

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

British Dictionary definitions for android (2 of 2)

Android
/ (ˈændrɔɪd) /

noun
trademark a software package for smartphones, including many application programs
a smartphone that uses this software
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