cybernation


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cy·ber·nate

 (sī′bər-nāt′)
tr.v. cy·ber·nat·ed, cy·ber·nat·ing, cy·ber·nates
To control (an industrial process) by computer.


cy′ber·na′tion n.

cy•ber•na•tion

(ˌsaɪ bərˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
the use of computers to control automatic processes, esp. in manufacturing.
[1960–65; cybern(etics) + -ation]
cy′ber•nate`, v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
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Noun1.cybernation - the control of processes by computer
automation, mechanisation, mechanization - the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware; "automation replaces human workers by machines"
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