automation


automation
automate au‧to‧mate [ˈɔːtəmeɪt ǁ ˈɒː-] verb [transitive] MANUFACTURING
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

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automation UK US /ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən/ noun [U] PRODUCTION, WORKPLACE
the use of machines or computers instead of people to do a job, especially in a factory or office: »

Advances in factory automation and related technologies have allowed companies to raise output without increasing costs.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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