automation


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to automation: Office automation, Home automation

automation

a mechanical device that functions automatically; the process of automating
Not to be confused with:
automaton – a mechanical figure that acts as if by its own power; robot; one who acts in a routine manner without apparent active intelligence

au·to·ma·tion

 (ô′tə-mā′shən)
n.
1. The automatic operation or control of equipment, a process, or a system.
2. The techniques and equipment used to achieve automatic operation or control.
3. The condition of being automatically controlled or operated.

[From automatic.]

au′to·ma′tive adj.

automation

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

au•to•ma•tion

(ˌɔ təˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
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. the act or process of automating or making automatic.
3. the state of being automated.
[1945–50; autom (atic oper) ation]

Automation


the use or care of automobiles. — automobilist, n.automobility, n.
1. the science or study of how man and animals perform tasks and solve certain types of problems involving use of the body.
2. the application of this study to the design of computer-driven and other automated equipment.
3. the application of this study to the design of artificial limbs, organs, and other prosthetic devices. — bionic, adj.
the jargon or language typical of those involved with computers.
the comparative study of complex electronic devices and the nervous system in an attempt to understand better the nature of the human brain. — cyberneticist, n.cybernetic, adj.
the application of automated machinery to tasks traditionally done by hand, as in manufacturing.
the use of automated machinery or manlike mechanical devices to perform tasks. — robotistic, adj.
a closed-circuit feedback system used in the automatic control of machines, involving an error-sensor using a small amount of energy, an amplifier, and a servomotor dispensing large amounts of power. Also called servo. — servomechanical, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.automation - the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technologyautomation - the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware; "automation replaces human workers by machines"
computerization, cybernation - the control of processes by computer
high tech, high technology - highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics)
2.automation - the condition of being automatically operated or controlled; "automation increases productivity"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
3.automation - equipment used to achieve automatic control or operationautomation - equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation; "this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
Translations
أوتوماتِيَّه: تَشْغيل آلي
automatizace
automatisering
automatizálásautomatika
òaî aî koma á sjálfvirkni, sjálfvirkni
automatizácia
otomasyonözdevinim

automation

[ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən] Nautomatización f

automation

[ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən] nautomatisation f

automation

automation

[ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃn] nautomazione f

automatic

(oːtəˈmatik) adjective
1. (of a machine etc) working by itself. an automatic washing-machine.
2. (of an action) without thinking. an automatic response.
noun
a self-loading gun. He has two automatics and a rifle.
ˈautomated (-mei-) adjective
working by automation.
ˌautoˈmatically adverb
This machine works automatically; He answered automatically.
ˌautoˈmation noun
(in factories etc) the use of machines, especially to work other machines. Automation has resulted in people losing their jobs.
automaton (oːˈtomətən) plurals auˈtomata (-tə) , auˈtomatons noun
a human-shaped machine that can be operated to move by itself.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fact.MR has announced the addition of the "Intelligent Process Automation Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027"report to their offering.
Summary: Fact.MR has announced the addition of the "Intelligent Process Automation Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2027"report to their offering.
M2 PRESSWIRE-September 3, 2019-: Global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Market Size, Trends & Forecasts Report 2019-2023
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 7, 2019-Automation Anywhere Acquires Paris-Based Klevops to Strengthen Robotic Process Automation
The world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information says its software portfolio integrates automation software with 3-D CAD model, enabling customers to test machine and system designs virtually
Rockwell Automation (ROK) and Schlumberger (SLB) announced that they have entered into an agreement to create a new joint venture, Sensia, the first fully integrated digital oilfield automation solutions provider.
We are excited about the opportunities that Emulate3D's software offers our customers, said Fran Wlodarczyk, Rockwell Automation senior vice president for its architecture and software segment.
3 January 2019 - New Jersey, US-based automation company Shingle and Gibb Automation has acquired New York, US-based automation components distributor KOM Automation, the company said.
Moorestown-based Shingle & Gibb Automation has acquired Amherst, N.Y.-based KOM Automation.Moorestown-based Shingle & Gibb Automation has acquired Amherst, N.Y.-based KOM Automation.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is ushering a new manufacturing era based on a modern industrial society which will be highlighted at the SPS Automation Middle East 2018, to be held later this year, in Dubai, UAE.
The GCC market for industrial and building automation will be worth $10.3 billion in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 10.7 per cent from an estimated $5.6 billion in 2017, said a report by consulting firm TechSci Research.

Full browser ?