Frankenstein

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Frankenstein

  1. A novel by Mary Shelley about a science student who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
  2. The creator of Frankenstein's monster in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.
  3. Frankenstein's monster itself.

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Frankenstein ‎(third-person singular simple present Frankensteins, present participle Frankensteining, simple past and past participle Frankensteined)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To combine two or more similar elements into a consistent entity, or a cohesive idea.
    • 2005, Neal Pollack, Chicago Noir
      In the middle of the Formica-topped table, on the other side of Kimball's oatmeal but still at arm's length, was an approximation of a laptop Kimball had Frankensteined from computers so obsolete that cash-strapped schools wouldn't even accept them as donations.

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