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robot

noun [C] uk   /ˈrəʊ.bɒt/  us   /ˈroʊ.bɑːt/

robot noun [C] (MACHINE)

robot noun [C] (PERSON)

disapproving someone who does things in a very quick and effective way but never shows their emotions

robot noun [C] (TRAFFIC LIGHT)

South African English a traffic light
Translations of “robot”
in Arabic رَجُل آلي…
in Korean 로봇…
in Malaysian robot…
in French robot…
in Turkish robot…
in Italian robot, automa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 機器人…
in Russian робот…
in Polish robot…
in Vietnamese người máy…
in Spanish robot…
in Portuguese robô…
in Thai หุ่นยนต์…
in German der Roboter…
in Catalan robot…
in Japanese ロボット…
in Indonesian robot…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 机器人…
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