Frankenstein

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Frankenstein

  1. The creator of Frankenstein's monster in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.
  2. Frankenstein's monster itself.
  3. (historical) Ząbkowice Śląskie, a town in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.
    • 1998, Kudō, Akira, chapter 5, in J.A.A. Stockwin, editor, Japanese-German Business Relations: Co-operation and Rivalry in the Interwar Period[1], London: Routledge, published 2001, →ISBN, page 90:
      In the same year, a kiln of the same size was built in Frankenstein in the Silesian region, but the purpose of this kiln was to treat low-grade nickel ore, and it had a capacity for treating 80,000 tons a year.

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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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Frankenstein m

  1. Frankenstein