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knowbot Syllabification: know·bot
Pronunciation: /ˈnōbät/

Definition of knowbot in English:


Computing , trademark
A program on a network (especially the Internet) that operates independently and has reasoning and decision-making capabilities.
Example sentences
  • A problem with knowbots and other smart Web search tools is that they are good at finding things we know we want to know, but not at finding things we don't know we want to know.


1980s: from knowledgeable robot.

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