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automatize

[aw-tom-uh-tahyz] /ɔˈtɒm əˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), automatized, automatizing.
1.
to make automatic.
2.
Also, especially British, automatise.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; automat(ic) + -ize
Related forms
automatist, noun
automatization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for automatization

automatize

/ɔːˈtɒməˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
to make (a process, etc) automatic or (of a process, etc) to be made automatic
Derived Forms
automatization, automatisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for automatization
n.

1924, noun of action from automatize.

automatize

v.

1837, "to make into an automaton;" see automaton + -ize. Meaning "to make automatic" attested by 1952. Related: Automatized; automatizing.

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