Automation meaning

ôtə-māshən
The use of self-regulating machinery, electronic equipment, etc. to make a manufacturing system or process operate at greater speed and with little or no human intervention.
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The definition of automation is the use of machines and technology to make processes run on their own without manpower.

An example or automation is the technology used in automobile assembly lines that limits the number of people required to build cars.

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The automatic operation or control of equipment, a process, or a system.
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The use of equipment or devices, esp. computers, in any system or process so as to improve its efficiency or effectiveness.

Automation in education.

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The science or technique of automating systems, processes, etc.
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The techniques and equipment used to achieve automatic operation or control.
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The condition of being automatically controlled or operated.
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Replacing manual operations with electronics and computer-controlled devices. For example, "office automation" replaced manual typewriters, filing cabinets and paper appointment books with computer applications. Tape and disk libraries have been called "automation systems" because robotic arms pick cartridges out of a stacker and move them to the drives.Robots continue to replace human workers in factories; online learning displaces teachers, and computer-based systems of all kinds are slowly but surely eliminating jobs. At some future time when self-driving cars take off for public transportation, millions of jobs are expected to disappear around the globe. In fact, it has been estimated that as many as half of today's jobs in the U.S. will be replaced by automation by 2050. In the 21st century, educating and retraining people for high-tech employment is essential. See automator, robot, computer ethics, naming fiascos, automagic and automata theory.
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The act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls.
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Origin of automation

  • From automatic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From automatic (coined by a Ford Executive Vice President Delmar S. Harder in the 40s)

    From Wiktionary