an|i|ma|tron|ics [ˌænıməˈtrɔnıks US -ˈtra:-] n [U]
[Date: 1900-2000; Origin: animate + electronics]
the method or process of making or using moving models that look like real animals or people in films

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Animatronics — For other uses see Animatronics Animatronics is the use of electronics and robotics in mechanised puppets to make them appear to be alive. It is mainly used in moviemaking, but also in theme parks and other forms of entertainment. Its main… …   Wikipedia

  • animatronics — /ænəməˈtrɒnɪks/ (say anuhmuh troniks) noun a form of three dimensional animation in which the movements of models, puppets, etc., are controlled by electronic mechanisms. {from audio animatronics, the term coined by the Disney studios in the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • animatronics — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1971 technology dealing with animatronic animation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • animatronics — animatronic, adj. /an euh meuh tron iks/, n. (used with a singular v.) the technology connected with the use of electronics to animate puppets or other figures, as for motion pictures. [1975 80; b. ANIMATE and ELECTRONICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • animatronics — noun A form of robotics used to create robots that produce preset moves and prerecorded sounds. See Also: animatronic …   Wiktionary

  • animatronics — an|i|ma|tron|ics [ ,ænımə tranıks ] noun uncount technology that uses electronic systems to operate PUPPETS (=models of people or animals) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • animatronics — n. branch of robotics that deals with building robots in the shape of animals (developed for Disneyland) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • animatronics — [ˌanɪmə trɒnɪks] plural noun [treated as sing.] the technique of making and operating lifelike robots, especially for use in films. Derivatives animatronic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • animatronics — an·i·ma·tron·ics …   English syllables

  • animatronics — UK [ˌænɪməˈtrɒnɪks] / US [ˌænɪməˈtrɑnɪks] noun [uncountable] technology that uses electronic systems to operate puppets (= models of people or animals) …   English dictionary

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