Frankenstein meaning

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An agency or creation that slips from the control of and ultimately destroys its creator.
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A monster having the appearance of a man.
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The title character in a novel (1818) by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: he is a young medical student who creates a monster that destroys him.
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(person, proper, popularly) Frankenstein's monster.
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(proper) Any person destroyed by his or her own creation.
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Anything that becomes dangerous to its creator.
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A novel by Mary Shelley.
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The creator of Frankenstein's monster in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.
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Frankenstein's monster itself.
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Origin of frankenstein

  • From Frankenstein the creator of the artificial monster in Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition