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Robin Hood
noun a legendary medieval English outlaw who robbed the rich to give to the poor.
[15c]


robing room
noun a room in which official or ceremonial robes are put on.


robinia
noun (robinias ) any of various leguminous plants, especially the locust or false acacia.
[18c: named after Jean and Vespasien Robin, royal gardeners in Paris in the late 16c and early 17c who introduced them to Europe from America]


roborant
noun a strengthening drug or tonic.
adjective (also roborating) strengthening.
[17c: from Latin roborare , from robur strength]


robot
noun
1 especially in science fiction: a machine that vaguely resembles a human being and which can be programmed to carry out tasks.
2 an automatic machine that can be programmed to perform specific tasks.
3 colloq someone who works efficiently but who lacks human warmth or sensitivity.
4 chiefly S Afr an automatic traffic signal.
[20c: Czech (in the title of Karl Capek's 1920 play R.U.R . (Rossum's Universal Robots), from robota forced labour]
robotic adjective .
robotize or robotise verb (robotized , robotizing ) to automate (a job, etc).
robot-like adjective .


robotics pronunciación
singular noun the branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, operation and use of robots.


robust pronunciación
adjective
1 said of a person: strong and healthy; with a strong constitution.
2 strongly built or constructed.
3 said of exercise, etc: requiring strength and energy.
4 said of language, humour, etc: rough, earthy, slightly risqué.
5 said of wine, food, etc: with a full, rich quality.
[16c: from Latin robustus , from robur an oak or strength]
robustly adverb .
robustness noun .


robusta
noun (robustas ) a variety of coffee grown especially in E Africa, which is more disease-resistant than other arabicas but gives a coffee of an inferior quality.
[Early 20c]


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