Definition of automation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌôdəˈmāSH(ə)n/


The use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process: unemployment due to the spread of automation the automation of office tasks
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  • Only automation can help keep manufacturing in the UK, and that will not do much for bulk jobs when the upturn resumes.
  • Makers of hand-held computers and office automation equipment are buying the chips, he said.
  • It is not just that automation makes these tasks cheaper or faster, but that it makes them possible at all.


1940s (originally US): irregular formation from automatic + -ation.

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Syllabification: au·to·ma·tion

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