What is the difference between droid and android?

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Droid is a derived term of android.


As nouns the difference between droid and android

is that droid is a robot, especially one made with some physical resemblance to a human while android is a robot that is designed to look and act like a human (usually male).

As a adjective android is

possessing human qualities.

droid

English

(wikipedia droid)

Alternative forms

* 'droid

Noun

(en noun)
  • A robot, especially one made with some physical resemblance to a human.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year = 1952 , date = July , first = Mari , last = Wolf , authorlink = , title = Robots of the World! Arise! , url = http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31611 , magazine = , volume = 1 , issue = 3 , page = 76 , passage = It's crazy. They're swarming all over Carron City. They're stopping robots in the streets—household Robs, commercial Droids , all of them. They just look at them, and then the others quit work and start off with them. }}
  • * 1976 , , Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker , New York: Ballantine Books, p 77:
  • “These aren’t the ’droids you’re looking for,” Kenobi told him pleasantly.
  • * 1995 , J. D. Robb, Glory in Death , page 39:
  • The bartender was a droid , as most were, but she doubted this one had been programmed to listen cheerfully to customers' hard luck stories.

    Anagrams

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    android

    Alternative forms

    * androides (dated)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A robot that is designed to look and act like a human (usually male)
  • Derived terms

    * droid

    Hypernyms

    * robot

    Hyponyms

    * gynoid, fembot

    See also

    * cyborg

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Possessing human qualities
  • Anagrams

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