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numerical control

noun, Computers.
1.
control of a machine tool, or other device used in a manufacturing process, by a computer, other control circuitry, or recorded digital commands.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
Related forms
numerically controlled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for numerically con-trolled

numerical control

noun
1.
(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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