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automation

 
Noun automation has 3 senses
  1. automation, mechanization, mechanisation - the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware; "automation replaces human workers by machines"
    --1 is a kind of high technology
    --1 has particulars: computerization, cybernation
    Derived form: verb automate1
  2. automation - the condition of being automatically operated or controlled; "automation increases productivity"
    --2 is a kind of
    condition, status
    Derived form: verb automate1
  3. automation - equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation; "this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"
    --3 is a kind of
    equipment
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