- an automaton in the form of a human being.
Origin of android
Examples from the Web for android
Contemporary Examples of android
When it came to Android, however, it was ad-supported but free.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
Check out this Android app designed by Code4HK for the coordination of Occupy Central!A Double Agent App Targets Hong Kong’s Protesters
October 1, 2014
The uber-entrepreneur—and recent Mrs. Kanye West—released a new app for iOS and Android users this week.Inside ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’: The Reality Star’s Aspirational App and Vainest Project Yet
June 23, 2014
The cup then connects through low energy Bluetooth technology to an accompanying iPhone or Android app.Vessyl: A Smart Cup That Counts Liquid Calories
June 20, 2014
In Chobits, hapless waiter Hideki ends up purchasing a “persocom,” an android called Chi, and slowly falls in love with her.Hollywood Sci-Fi Films Are Ripping Off Anime
April 18, 2014
Historical Examples of android
The ninth android hobbled back to his chair and waited quietly.
From the street, the tenth android saw Rhoda and Frank enter the elevator.
When the man moved off down the street, the tenth android followed.
King, after a moment's silence, said, "I've been thinking about that tenth android."
But about that android that's supposed to be walking around loose.
- (in science fiction) a robot resembling a human being
- resembling a human being
Word Origin for android
- trademark a software package for smartphones, including many application programs
- a smartphone that uses this software
"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.
- Possessing human features and form.