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android

[an-droid] /ˈæn drɔɪd/
noun
1.
an automaton in the form of a human being.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Neo-Latin androīdēs. See andr-, -oid
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Examples for android
  • All of these would require me to trundle along a magazine which takes up space, but my android phone resolves that.
  • android skins may be slow and tacky, but phone makers continue to use them.
  • android phones, for instance, hardly ever get security updates.
  • Until the android troopers showed up, nobody ever got shot, nobody was ever killed.
  • If she was an android, only the captain's advanced skills would do, usually.
British Dictionary definitions for android

android

/ˈændrɔɪd/
noun
1.
(in science fiction) a robot resembling a human being
adjective
2.
resembling a human being
Word Origin
C18: from Late Greek androeidēs manlike; see andro-, -oid

Android

/ˈændrɔɪd/
noun
1.
trademark a software package for smartphones, including many application programs
2.
a smartphone that uses this software
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Word Origin and History for android
android
"automaton resembling a human being," 1727, from Mod.L. androides, from Gk. andro- "human" + eides "form, shape." Listed as "rare" in OED (1879), popularized from c.1951 by science fiction writers.
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android in Medicine

android an·droid (ān'droid')
adj.
Possessing human features and form.

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