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n. mechanization, use of machinery in place of people

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Automation or automatic control, is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching on telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated.

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1. the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware; "automation replaces human workers by machines"
(synonym) mechanization, mechanisation
(hypernym) high technology
(hyponym) computerization, cybernation
(derivation) automatize, automatise, automate
2. the condition of being automatically operated or controlled; "automation increases productivity"
(hypernym) condition, status
(derivation) automatize, automatise, automate
3. equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation; "this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"
(hypernym) equipment

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Automation (die)
nf. automation, mechanization, process of turning something into a robot

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nf. automation, mechanization

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