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au·to·ma·tion    Audio Help   [aw-tuh-mey-shuhn] Pronunciation Key
1.the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum.
2.a mechanical device, operated electronically, that functions automatically, without continuous input from an operator.
3.act or process of automating.
4.the state of being automated.

[Origin: 1945–50; autom(atic oper)ation]
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au·to·ma·tion    Audio Help   (ô'tə-mā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The automatic operation or control of equipment, a process, or a system.
  2. The techniques and equipment used to achieve automatic operation or control.
  3. The condition of being automatically controlled or operated.

[From automatic.]

au'to·ma'tive adj.
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1. the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware; "automation replaces human workers by machines" 
2. the condition of being automatically operated or controlled; "automation increases productivity" 
3. equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation; "this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment" 

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ˌautoˈmation noun
(in factories etc) the use of machines, especially to work other machines
Example: Automation has resulted in people losing their jobs.
Arabic: أوتوماتِيَّه: تَشْغيل آلي
Chinese (Simplified): 自动化
Chinese (Traditional): 自動化
Czech: automatizace
Danish: automatisering
Dutch: automatisering
Estonian: automatiseerimine
Finnish: automaatio
French: automatisation; automation
German: die Automation
Greek: αυτοματοποίηση
Hungarian: automatizálás, automatika
Icelandic: það að koma á sjálfvirkni, sjálfvirkni
Indonesian: otomatisasi
Italian: automazione
Japanese: オートメーション
Korean: 자동조작
Latvian: automatizācija
Lithuanian: automatizacija
Norwegian: automatisering
Polish: automatyzacja
Portuguese (Brazil): automação, automatização
Portuguese (Portugal): automatização
Romanian: automatizare
Russian: автоматизация
Slovak: automatizácia
Slovenian: avtomatizacija
Spanish: automatización
Swedish: automatisering
Turkish: otomasyon, özdevinim
See also: automatic, automaton, automated, automatically

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Free On-line Dictionary of Computing - Cite This Source - Share This

Automatic, as opposed to human, operation or control of a process, equipment or a system; or the techniques and equipment used to achieve this. Most often applied to computer (or at least electronic) control of a manufacturing process.
See also design automation, office automation, manularity, Manufacturing Automation Protocol, PEARL, QBE.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © 1993-2007 Denis Howe

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