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AUTOMATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does automation mean? 

AUTOMATION (noun)
  The noun AUTOMATION has 3 senses:

1. the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
2. the condition of being automatically operated or controlled
3. equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation

  Familiarity information: AUTOMATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUTOMATION (noun)


Sense 1automation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

automation; mechanisation; mechanization

Context example:

automation replaces human workers by machines

Hypernyms ("automation" is a kind of...):

high tech; high technology (highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "automation"):

computerization; cybernation (the control of processes by computer)


Sense 2automation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of being automatically operated or controlled

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

automation increases productivity

Hypernyms ("automation" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


Sense 3automation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment

Hypernyms ("automation" is a kind of...):

equipment (an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service)


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