The definition of automation is the use of machines and technology to make processes run on their own without manpower.(noun)
An example or automation is the technology used in automobile assembly lines that limits the number of people required to build cars.
See automation in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: automa(tic) + -tion
See automation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From automatic.
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the use or care of automobiles. —automobilist, n. —automobility, n.
1. the science or study of how man and animals perform tasks and solve certain types of problems involving use of the body.
2. the application of this study to the design of computer-driven and other automated equipment.
3. the application of this study to the design of artificial limbs, organs, and other prosthetic devices. —bionic, adj.
the jargon or language typical of those involved with computers.
the comparative study of complex electronic devices and the nervous system in an attempt to understand better the nature of the human brain. —cyberneticist, n. —cybernetic, adj.
the application of automated machinery to tasks traditionally done by hand, as in manufacturing.
the use of automated machinery or manlike mechanical devices to perform tasks. —robotistic, adj.
a closed-circuit feedback system used in the automatic control of machines, involving an error-sensor using a small amount of energy, an amplifier, and a servomotor dispensing large amounts of power. Also called servo. —servomechanical, adj.
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