Definition of Karel Capek

1. Noun. Czech writer who introduced the word 'robot' into the English language (1890-1938).

Exact synonyms: Capek
Generic synonyms: Dramatist, Playwright, Author, Writer



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Karel Capek (current term)
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Literary usage of Karel Capek

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Continental Stagecraft by Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Edmond Jones (1922)
"The most notable of the plays thus produced, Masse-Mensch, deserves a chapter to itself. I shall write here of two lesser works by Karel Capek, ..."

2. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
""RUR," by Karel Capek. Translated by Paul Server. Published by Doubleday, Page & Company. "Mary the 3d," by Rachel Crothers. Published by Brentano's ..."

3. Prague by Bernd F. Gruschwitz (2001)
"... Karel Capek, and Bo- zena Nemcova; poet, Karel Hynek Macha: violinist, Jan Kubelik: artist, Al- fons Mucha; sculptors. Josef Myslbek. ..."

4. Pragueby Philippe Bénet, Renata Holzbachová by Philippe Bénet, Renata Holzbachová (2000)
"Many illustrious personages lie in the Vysehrad cemetery, among them the composers Smetana and Dvorak, writers Jan Neruda and Karel Capek, and artists ..."

5. Social Sciences for a Digital World: Building Infrastructure and Databases by J. E. Aubert, V. Bayar (2000)
"Seventy-five years ago, in his allegorical drama RUR, the Czech writer Karel Capek coined the term "robot" to describe the mechanical labourers who were ..."

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