automaton :

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aw to muh ton

  • n  someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way
    only an automaton wouldn't have noticed
  • n  a mechanism that can move automatically

  • PURE JOY: A child on a swing belies the stereotype of the autistic automaton.
  • Finally, as if from an automaton, comes the answer: "I don't have any evidence on that.
  • The eyes of the automaton glowed red.
News & Articles

  • San Mateo County Fair highlights include Frisbee-throwing robot
    The disc-hurling automaton, the creation of the Aragon High School Robotics Team, is part of the San Mateo County Fair's growing technology division. Competitions now include: constructing a mousetrap vehicle; building a Rube Goldberg device; designing a video game; and creating a mobile-phone app or game.
    June 7, 2013 - San Jose Mercury News

  • John F Kennedy in
    He didn't see,Kennedy said. "He was almost driving like an automaton."
  • Richard I. Cohen in Ha'aretz
    He's the Golem, the automaton that the mystics animated with magic spells,Cohen writes. "He's the man prophesized in the Zohar, come to finish the unfinished work of Saul and wipe out Amalek."

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