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Noun: automation  ,o-tu'mey-shun
  1. The act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
    "automation replaces human workers by machines";
    - mechanization, mechanisation [Brit]
     
  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"

Derived forms: automations

Type of: condition, equipment, high tech, high technology, status

Encyclopedia: Automation