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Meaning of “robot” in the English Dictionary

"robot" in British English

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robotnoun [C]

uk   /ˈrəʊ.bɒt/  us   /ˈroʊ.bɑːt/
  • robot noun [C] (MACHINE)

B1 a ​machinecontrolled by a ​computer that is used to ​performjobsautomatically: The ​surgery can be ​carried out by robots. a ​bombdisposal robot
  • robot noun [C] (TRAFFIC LIGHT)

South African English a ​trafficlight
(Definition of robot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"robot" in American English

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robotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈroʊ·bɑt, -bət/
a ​mechanicaldevice that ​worksautomatically or by ​computercontrol: Industrial robots are ​replacingpeople.
(Definition of robot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"robot" in Business English

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robotnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrəʊbɒt/ IT, PRODUCTION
a ​machine that is ​controlled by a ​computer and does ​jobsautomatically: Most industrial robotswork from a ​fixedposition with ​restrictedcomputercontrolledmovements. Today, in ​carfactories, there is more than one robot for every ten ​productionworkers.
(Definition of robot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “robot”
in Korean 로봇…
in Arabic رَجُل آلي…
in Malaysian robot…
in French robot…
in Russian робот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 機器人…
in Italian robot, automa…
in Turkish robot…
in Polish robot…
in Spanish robot…
in Vietnamese người máy…
in Portuguese robô…
in Thai หุ่นยนต์…
in German der Roboter…
in Catalan robot…
in Japanese ロボット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 机器人…
in Indonesian robot…
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