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Meaning of ROBOT

Pronunciation:  'rowbut

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a mechanism that can move automatically

ROBOT is a 5 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: automaton, golem
 See Also: android, humanoid, mechanical man, mechanism



Computing Dictionary

1. A mechanical device for performing a task which might otherwise be done by a human, e.g. spraying paint on cars.

See also cybernetics.

2. An irc or mud user who is actually a program. On IRC, typically the robot provides some useful service. Examples are nickserv, which tries to prevent random users from adopting nicks already claimed by others, and MsgServ, which allows one to send asynchronous messages to be delivered when the recipient signs on. Also common are "annoybots", such as KissServ, which perform no useful function except to send cute messages to other people. Service robots are less common on muds; but some others, such as the "Julia" robot active in 1990--91, have been remarkably impressive turing test experiments, able to pass as human for as long as ten or fifteen minutes of conversation.

3. spider.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a robot in your dream indicates that you are going about life in a mechanical and rigid way. You have lost the ability to express your feelings. Alternatively, a robot may symbolize the way you view your working life.