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Definition of automated

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

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Examples of automated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the latent ability that most artificial intelligence chatbots have today, an automated message need not be straightforward and simple. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "14 Ways To Create An Engaging Automated Marketing Campaign," 1 Mar. 2021 Grocery chains including Fry's also have tested automated deliveries around the Valley, while TuSimple has tested self-driving big-rig trucks that can carry food shipments on highways between Phoenix and Texas. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "Robot cooks and virtual kitchens: How the restaurant industry looks to technology for help," 19 Oct. 2020 In 2017, the state Legislature passed a law that allows automated motor vehicles to use Texas highways as long as the vehicles are insured and equipped with video-recording equipment. Gordon Dickson, Star Tribune, "Self-driving semitrailer trucks are getting ready to roll more often," 28 Nov. 2020 This software invaded the automated machine processes in Iran’s manufacturing operations in an attempt by the U.S. and Israel to thwart the country’s development of a nuclear weapon. Guilad Regev, Fortune, "How bad actors could sabotage a COVID vaccine—and how that can be prevented," 18 Nov. 2020 In the new reception screening area, Sutter checked his temperature, took an automated health survey and waved his badge by a scanner to open one of the six new automatic doors. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, "Workers return warily to the office, as employers embrace slew of safety measures," 24 Oct. 2020 Typically, person-to-person non-automated contacts, especially those occurring face to face, move people to vote, Green said. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "How do you get out the vote during a pandemic? In Arizona, it depends on your political party," 9 Oct. 2020 Most corporations and governments have security operations centers (SOCs) that look like hospital emergency rooms doing triage, as they are hit by thousands of automated and human-directed attacks every day. Richard A. Clarke, WSJ, "Will We Have Cyberwar or Cyber Peace?," 5 Oct. 2020 The Norwegian maker of automated storage and retrieval systems filed complaints in American and British courts, and is also seeking monetary damages. Deirdre Hipwell,, "Ocado Faces Patent Infringement Lawsuits in U.S., U.K.," 1 Oct. 2020

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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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4 Mar 2021

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“Automated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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