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NOUN (3)

1. the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware;
- Example: "automation replaces human workers by machines"
[syn: automation, mechanization, mechanisation]

2. the condition of being automatically operated or controlled;
- Example: "automation increases productivity"

3. equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation;
- Example: "this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"

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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

automation n 1: the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware; "automation replaces human workers by machines" [syn: automation, mechanization, mechanisation] 2: the condition of being automatically operated or controlled; "automation increases productivity" 3: equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation; "this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

automation Automatic, as opposed to human, operation or control of a process, equipment or a system; or the techniques and equipment used to achieve this. Most often applied to computer (or at least electronic) control of a manufacturing process. See also design automation, office automation, manularity, Manufacturing Automation Protocol, PEARL, QBE. (1994-10-21)