Definition of Automation

1. Noun. The act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware. "Automation replaces human workers by machines"

Exact synonyms: Mechanisation, Mechanization
Specialized synonyms: Computerization, Cybernation
Generic synonyms: High Tech, High Technology
Derivative terms: Automate, Mechanise, Mechanize



2. Noun. The condition of being automatically operated or controlled. "Automation increases productivity"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Automate

3. Noun. Equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation. "This factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"
Generic synonyms: Equipment

Definition of Automation

1. Noun. The act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Automation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Automation

1. Controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human organs of observation, effort, and decision. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Automation

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automation (current term)
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automatizing

Literary usage of Automation

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1. Exploring the Moon and Mars: Choices for the Nation (1991)
"As computers have grown smaller and more powerful, automation and robotics (A&R) engineers have increased their capability to design and build ..."

2. Measurements for Competitiveness in Electronics (1994)
"automation, regardless of the cost, is required to • manufacture sub-micrometer ... Process automation I automation of a semiconductor plant is expensive. ..."

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