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Noun: automaton (automata,automatons)  o'tó-mu,tón or o'tó-mu-tun
  1. Someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way
    "only an automaton wouldn't have noticed";
    - zombi, zombie
  2. A machine built to carry out some complex task, esp. one which can be programmed and with many movable parts
    - robot, golem

Derived forms: automatons, automata

Type of: anomaly, mechanism, unusual person

Encyclopedia: Automaton