mechanoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mechanical +‎ -oid

Noun[edit]

mechanoid (plural mechanoids)

  1. (science fiction) A robot that is designed to look and act like a human.
    • 1990, Grant Naylor, Better Than Life
      Originally he'd entered the Game to rescue the others. He was a sanitation Mechanoid, programmed to clean, and, in theory, should have been immune to the Game's lure. But he wasn't.

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