Definition of automate in English:


Line breaks: auto|mate
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəmeɪt


[with object]
  • Convert (a process or facility) to be operated by largely automatic equipment: industry is investing in automating production (as adjective automated) a fully automated process
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    • It is relatively easy to see a trading pattern, but the challenge comes in trying to fully automate the process.
    • Some sites are even automating the process for operators.
    • The company was well on the way to automating the whole process, from ordering online and cutting the panels to delivery of the final product.


1950s: back-formation from automation.

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