to change to a system where goods are produced or jobs are done by machines rather than by people:
• Computers have enabled us to automate many of the routine tasks in offices.— automated adjective :
• the industry's first fully automated warehouse— automation noun [uncountable] :
• Costs have been reduced by automation and heavy job cuts.
• software for office automation
* * *automate UK US /ˈɔːtəmeɪt/ verb [T] WORKPLACE, PRODUCTION► to use machines or computers instead of people to do a particular task, especially in a factory or office: »
The software automates many processes, increasing reliability and reducing the time involved with each order.»
All of the factory's operations have been automated.automated /ˈɔːtəmeɪtɪd/ US /ˈɑːṱəmeɪţɪd/ adjective► »
a fully automated production plant»
An automated system notifies you via e-mail whenever credit information is added to your file.
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