automated

adjective
au·​to·​mat·​ed | \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌmā-təd \

Definition of automated

: operated automatically an automated process automated equipment/machinery a fully/highly automated factory

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Advances in automated sorting and a major restructuring of the postal system eliminated the need for on-the-go organization. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "12 Geeky Ways to Deliver Mail: U.S. Postal Service Technology Through the Ages," 18 Jan. 2019 An automated voice will provide instructions on use. Tessie Castillo, SELF, "Here’s How to Use the Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Naloxone," 26 July 2018 Many users have inflated their followers on Twitter or other services with automated or fake accounts, buying the appearance of social influence to bolster their political activism, business endeavors, or entertainment careers. BostonGlobe.com, "Battling fake accounts, Twitter to slash millions of followers," 11 July 2018 Many users have inflated their followers on Twitter or other services with automated or fake accounts, buying the appearance of social influence to bolster their political activism, business endeavors or entertainment careers. Nicholas Confessore, New York Times, "Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers," 11 July 2018 The Pew Research Center found, for example, that two-thirds of links to popular websites on Twitter are posted by automated accounts. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Why Your Twitter Follower Count Might Go Down This Week," 11 July 2018 That said, Audi is not as far ahead as other automakers in developing and deploying automated vehicles. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Audi pulls the curtain back on its self-driving car program," 18 Dec. 2018 The automated calls are narrated by someone pretending to be Gillum and using an exaggerated minstrel dialect with jungle noises in the background. Dylan Scott, Vox, "How racist robocalls and an FBI inquiry are shaking up the Florida governor’s race," 7 Nov. 2018 These include automated locker systems as well as Amazon Key, which gives delivery drivers the ability to unlock the front door to drop a package safely inside a recipient’s home. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Police use cameras and fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of automated

1952, in the meaning defined above

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