Definition of automation
1 : the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically
2 : the state of being operated automatically
3 : automatically controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human labor
Examples of automation in a Sentence
feared that automation would add millions to the ranks of the unemployed
Recent Examples of automation from the Web
Max Hodak, who co-founded Transcriptic in Menlo Park, California—another biotech company exploring automation—also sees limits to the approach.
Ningbo Joyson Electronic has three main divisions — electronics and automation, automotive components and safety markets — and a total of about $3 billion in annual sales when Key Safety is included.
Rockwell is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information.
But the software allows the rover to actively contribute to scientific observations without much human input, making the leap from automation to autonomy.
The case is being closely watched, because the outcome of the investigation could affect consumer attitudes toward Tesla, automation and self-driving technology in particular.
The McKinsey Global Institute recently released a study of automation that looked at just about every occupation in America.
Perriello also emphasizes Democrats’ need to be more receptive to the economic anxieties of rural and working class voters who supported Trump, including fears of jobs loss due to automation and artificial intelligence.
Online shopping, job automation and store closings combine to portend a loss of up to half of current retail jobs in the country.
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Origin and Etymology of automation
First Known Use: 1912See Words from the same year
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Definition of automation for Students
1 : the method of making a machine, a process, or a system work without being directly controlled by a person
2 : automatic working of a machine, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of humans
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