au·​to·​mat·​ed ˈȯ-tə-ˌmā-təd How to pronounce automated (audio)
: operated automatically
an automated process
automated equipment/machinery
a fully/highly automated factory

Examples of automated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vast majority [of receipts] go in on an automated basis. Jason Del Rey, Fortune, 17 Apr. 2024 Last year, Stanford researchers introduced a new test for A.I. image models that uses human evaluators, rather than automated tests, to determine how capable a model is. Kevin Roose, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 The basic version provides cruise control and steering assistance, while an enhanced version including navigation and automated lane changes and exiting. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 Compressor-style ice cream makers are more automated, making for a quicker process overall. Laura Denby, Peoplemag, 28 Mar. 2024 Here’s how automated savings plans typically work: State lawmakers pass legislation that requires employers without retirement plans to join a new state program. Daniel De Visé, USA TODAY, 25 Feb. 2024 With his economic agenda, Biden has sought to address the driving factors behind America’s industrial decline, caused in large part by competition ceded to Southeast Asia in the 1980s and 2000s, as companies left for cheaper labor or automated technology. Akayla Gardner, Fortune, 20 Mar. 2024 That kind of automated, proactive monitoring gives network administrators the ability to clearly see where failures have occurred and how they can be fixed and prevented in the future. Douglas Murray, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 The Post documented multiple instances of staff sleeping on the job, falsifying records, skipping resident checks and ignoring alarms and automated texts indicating dementia care unit doors had been opened. Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024

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Word History


from past participle of automate

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of automated was in 1952

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“Automated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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