animatronics

[an-uh-muh-tron-iks]
noun
  1. (used with a singular verb) the technology connected with the use of electronics to animate puppets or other figures, as for motion pictures.

Origin of animatronics

1975–80; blend of animate and electronics
Related formsan·i·ma·tron·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for animatronic

Contemporary Examples of animatronic

  • I think what they ought to do is start now and spend the next year building an animatronic Bob Hope.

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    The Oscars: Bring Back Bob Hope

    Michael Tomasky

    February 25, 2013


British Dictionary definitions for animatronic

animatronic

adjective
  1. of, concerned with, or operated by animatronicsanimatronic dinosaurs

animatronics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) a branch of film and theatre technology that combines traditional puppetry techniques with electronics to create lifelike animated effects

Word Origin for animatronics

C20: from anima (tion) + (elec) tronics
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