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animatronics

noun [U] uk   /ˌæn.ɪ.məˈtrɒn.ɪks/ us    /-ˈtrɑː.nɪks/ specialized
the use of machines controlled by computers to make puppets and models move in a natural way in films and other types of entertainmentMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
animatronic
adjective uk   /ˌæn.ɪ.məˈtrɒn.ɪk/ us    /ˌæn.ɪ.məˈtrɑː.nɪk/
The most popular exhibit in the museum was a giant animatronic dinosaur.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
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