au·​to·​mat·​ed | \ ˈȯ-tə-ˌmā-təd How to pronounce automated (audio) \

Definition of automated

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

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Raymarine has a solution in the works: DockSense, an automated system that uses stereoscopic cameras to help bring your boat to the dock without embarrassment or massive property damage. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Self-Docking Boats Are Coming Soon," 15 Mar. 2019 Go with the automated process for determining the best listing time and date. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "8 Things to Know Before You Buy or Sell on eBay," 14 Dec. 2018 Australia’s largest bank, Commonwealth Bank, has been penalized for alleged interest-rate rigging and compliance breaches that the government said allowed its automated banking machines to be used for money laundering. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "Australia’s Banks Pursued Profits Over Integrity, Probe Finds," 28 Sep. 2018 According to Creator press materials, the minimalist look is designed so that diners are meant to focus on the food and the automated process. Justin Phillips,, "Six things to know about Creator, San Francisco’s new burger robot restaurant," 27 June 2018 Facebook eventually fired the editors on the trending team, replacing them with an automated process. Hamza Shaban,, "Facebook is shutting down its notorious ‘trending’ feature," 2 June 2018 Facebook eventually fired the editors on the trending team, replacing them with an automated process. Hamza Shaban,, "Facebook is shutting down its troubled 'trending' feature," 1 June 2018 These automated processes could benefit other realms of science, too. Sophia Chen, WIRED, "Scientists Are Using AI to Painstakingly Assemble Single Atoms," 23 May 2018 An Amazon customer buys a product and designates a shipping schedule, and the high-speed automated process at the company's Kansas City, Kan., fulfillment center begins. Allison Kite, kansascity, "Robotics-heavy Amazon fulfillment center creates 2,000 jobs for humans in KCK | The Kansas City Star," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of automated

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of automated was in 1952

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