The definition of an automaton is a self-propelled or self-powered machine.(noun)
An example of an automaton is a car that drives without a human driver.
See automaton in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L < Gr, neut. of automatos: see automatic
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noun pl. au·tom·a·tons or au·tom·a·ta (-tə)
Origin: Latin, self-operating machine
Origin: , from Greek
Origin: , from
Origin: neuter of automatos, self-acting; see automatic.
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