numerical control

noun

: automatic control (as of a machine tool) by a digital computer
numerically controlled adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of numerical control was in 1952

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“Numerical control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/numerical%20control. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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