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numerical control

noun, Computers.
control of a machine tool, or other device used in a manufacturing process, by a computer, other control circuitry, or recorded digital commands.
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numerically controlled, adjective Unabridged
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  • Write instruction sheets and cutter lists for a machine's controller in order to guide setup and encode numerical control tapes.
  • Conventional and computer numerical control machining.
  • The information is used to verify the geometry input and simultaneously produces manufacturing numerical control data.
  • Write instruction sheets, cutter lists, and machine instruction programs to guide setup and encode numerical control tape.
  • Program computer-aided machines and numerical control.
British Dictionary definitions for numerical control

numerical control

(engineering) a form of computer control applied to machine tools, by which an operation is directed from numerical data stored on tape or punched on cards
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