proautomation

automation

[aw-tuh-mey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum.
2.
a mechanical device, operated electronically, that functions automatically, without continuous input from an operator.
3.
act or process of automating.
4.
the state of being automated.

Origin:
1945–50; autom(atic oper)ation

proautomation, adjective
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automation (ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the use of methods for controlling industrial processes automatically, esp by electronically controlled systems, often reducing manpower
2.  the extent to which a process is so controlled

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automation
1948, in the manufacturing sense, coined by Ford Motor Co. Vice President Delmar S. Harder, from automatic + -tion. Earlier (1838) was automatism, which meant "quality of being automatic" in the classical sense.
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