an automaton in the form of a human being.

1720–30; < Neo-Latin androīdēs. See andr-, -oid Unabridged
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android (ˈændrɔɪd)
1.  (in science fiction) a robot resembling a human being
2.  resembling a human being
[C18: from Late Greek androeidēs manlike; see andro-, -oid]

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Word Origin & History

"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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Medical Dictionary

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

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Example sentences
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.
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