Frankenstein

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Frank·en·stein

 (frăng′kən-stīn′)
n.
1. An agency or creation that slips from the control of and ultimately destroys its creator: "How can we keep the government we create from becoming a Frankenstein that will destroy the very freedom we establish it to protect?" (Milton Friedman).
2. A monster having the appearance of a man.

[From Frankenstein, the creator of the artificial monster in Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.]

Frankenstein

(ˈfræŋkɪnˌstaɪn)
n
1. a person who creates something that brings about his ruin
2. Also called: Frankenstein's monster a thing that destroys its creator
[C19: after Baron Frankenstein, who created a destructive monster from parts of corpses in the novel by Mary Shelley (1818)]
ˌFrankenˈsteinian adj

Frank•en•stein

(ˈfræŋ kənˌstaɪn)

n.
1. a destructive agency that cannot be controlled or that brings about the creator's ruin.
2. a monster shaped like a human being.
3. the creator of such an agency or monster.
[1830–40; after the creator of a monster in Mary Shelley's novel of the same name (1818)]
Frank`en•stein′i•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Frankenstein - an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator
agency - the state of being in action or exerting power; "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency"
2.Frankenstein - the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)Frankenstein - the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
3.Frankenstein - the fictional Swiss scientist who was the protagonist in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; he created a monster from parts of corpses
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Frankenstein

[ˈfræŋkənstaɪn] NFrankenstein
References in periodicals archive ?
Perhaps the most famous early iteration of this was Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.
Among the texts are Novalis' Christianity or Europe: A Fragment, Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Faust, Part I, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus, Stendhal's The Salon of 1824, and Jules Michelet's Our Native Land: Are Nationalities About to Disappear?
Pwy oedd awdur y nofel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus a gyhoeddwyd yn 1818?