Definition of animatronics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌænɪməˈtrɒnɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌænɪməˈtrɑːnɪks//
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the process of making and operating robots that look like real people or animals, used in films/movies and other types of entertainment Word Origin 1970s: blend of animated and electronics.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: animatronics