Meaning of “humanoid” in the English Dictionary

"humanoid" in British English

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humanoidnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhjuː.mə.nɔɪd/ us /ˈhjuː.mə.nɔɪd/
adjective uk us


  • Japan has a keen interest in humanoid models.
  • Running is easy for most people, but amazingly difficult for a humanoid robot.
  • So naturally moving humanoids may soon be a common sight.
  • The first entertainment robot with commercial success was not a humanoid, however, but a robot dog.
  • The lack of easily available or reasonably-priced humanoid robots hasn’t stopped Japan’s robot enthusiasts.
  • These machines aren’t humanoid, but resemble motorized chairs, designed to help patients move around and get in and out of bed.
  • They are generally simpler, more like expensive remote-controlled toys, but they are all humanoid and have some degree of autonomy.
  • They include fighting robots that shoot out fire and hit other robots, walking humanoid robots, and others that play sports.
  • This probably explains why there are hundreds of humanoid robots being developed in Japan, while in the USA there are currently just two.

(Definition of “humanoid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)