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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For those that were deemed sudden cardiac deaths, just over half were arrhythmic — where devices like an automated external defibrillator can save someone’s life. Kimberly Veklerov,, "Deaths often misclassified as cardiac arrest, UCSF study finds," 18 June 2018 In Lower Merion, officials recently bought trauma kits for the nurses’ offices at each of its 10 schools as well as 30 others that will be placed near existing automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Kathy Boccella,, "Nothing has stopped the wave of school shootings. Now districts are buying war-zone trauma kits," 11 June 2018 The website offers an automated system for workers to generate letters to their unions opting out of paying fees or dues. Bloomberg,, "Group funded by conservative billionaires launches anti-union campaign following Supreme Court ruling," 28 June 2018 Then, if Medium had implemented an automated filtering system, the platform would block anyone from citing long passages from the Constitution. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Europe Considers a New Copyright Law. Here's Why That Matters," 20 June 2018 Weather monitoring systems are becoming more automated, for example. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Smart Robots Are the Secret to Spaceflight's Future," 15 June 2018 Hideaways is changing the model to be a little more automated so our members can book directly with properties but still get VIP service. Diane Daniel,, "An interview with the founder of Hideaways, precursor to the likes of VRBO and HomeAway," 12 June 2018 Also available on the consoles are video poker and non-live (automated) blackjack, baccarat and roulette. Michael Shapiro, San Francisco Chronicle, "Thunder Valley’s new gaming stations allow people to play at own pace," 6 June 2018 New research from the University of Michigan shows that the presence of a single automated and connected car can make driving better for everyone. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "It Takes a Single Autonomous Car to Prevent Phantom Traffic Jams," 16 May 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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