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What is the difference between a “singular noun” and a “plural noun treated as singular”?

Which is the correct form, "Robotics is no longer […]," "Robotics are no longer […]," or "Robotic is no longer […]"?

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Robotics, although it's a plural noun, is treated as a singular noun.

See terms like Linguistics, Statistics or Economics, just to name a few.

Robotic can't be used, because it's an adjective, not a noun (like Robotics), so:

Robotics is no longer [...]


If you're using it as the field of study it is singular.

Robotics is my life.

If you're using it to refer to the components of a robot then it is plural.

The robotics are defective.

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