automation


automation
automation [ôt΄ə mā′shən ]
n.
[ AUTOMA(TIC) + -TION]
1. in manufacturing, a system or method in which many or all of the processes of production, movement, and inspection of parts and materials are automatically performed or controlled by self-operating machinery, electronic devices, etc.
2. any system or method resembling this in using self-operating equipment, electronic devices, etc. to replace human beings in doing routine or repetitive work [automation in teaching]
3. the condition of being automated

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