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robot

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈrəʊbɒt/ IT, PRODUCTION
a machine that is controlled by a computer and does jobs automatically: Most industrial robots work from a fixed position with restricted computer controlled movements. Today, in car factories, there is more than one robot for every ten production workers.
Translations of “robot”
in Korean 로봇…
in Arabic رَجُل آلي…
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 Spanish robot…
in Portuguese robô…
in German der Roboter…
in Catalan robot…
in Japanese ロボット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 机器人…
(Definition of robot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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