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Variant of bot1.
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(Animals) a variant spelling of bot1
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the larva of a botfly.
[1425–75; late Middle English]
a device or piece of software that can execute commands or perform routine tasks, as electronic searches, usually without user intervention (often used in combination): intelligent infobots; shopping bots.
[1985–90; shortening of robot]
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