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Definition of automated

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

Examples of automated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is abundantly clear is that successful marketplaces tend to work on similar principles and use efficient, scalable and automated means to connect sellers with buyers. Amit Basu, Forbes, 5 May 2022 His patrol car had been equipped with an automated plate reader, which can scan passing vehicles for possible violations. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Tools like Hubspot and Salesforce allow webmasters to segment user cohorts based on actions taken on their site to send automated responses based on a user’s behavior and level of interaction. Yec, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Google Photos, the company’s storage service, has an option to make automated videos on demand. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 The European Union next year could pass the Artificial Intelligence Act, a set of comprehensive requirements including that users be able to interpret automated predictions. Paresh Dave, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Apr. 2022 This bill would require most cities and counties to adopt automated online permitting, most likely though a tool called SolarAPP+. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 An automated process separates two units of RBCs (versus the single unit harvested in whole blood donation), and the plasma and platelets are returned to you. Outside Online, 28 Apr. 2020 Glastonbury residents get their chance Tuesday evening to speak for or against the police department’s proposal to put automated license plate scanners around town. Don Stacom,, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of automated

1952, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Automated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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