Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of automaton.

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  • noun Plural form of automaton.

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Examples

  • For a while, I thought I might find a way to represent an evolutionary process in automata-theoretic terms.

    Berlinski stirring the pot

  • An automata is a self-moving machine, and so is a computer.

    Boing Boing: June 9, 2002 - June 15, 2002 Archives

  • Great whitepaper explaining the visceral reaction we have to certain automata and movie monsters.

    Boing Boing: October 20, 2002 - October 26, 2002 Archives

  • Father of The Robots Born Today imageJacques de Vaucanson Feb. 24, 1709 - Nov. 21, 1782 was the French inventor of 'automata' - robot devices of later significance for modern industry.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Father of The Robots Born Today imageJacques de Vaucanson Feb. 24, 1709 - Nov. 21, 1782 was the French inventor of 'automata' - robot devices of later significance for modern industry.

    Father of The Robots Born Today

  • … I discovered that Méliès had a collection of mechanical, wind-up figures called automata that were donated to a museum, but which were later destroyed and thrown away.

    Brian Selznick « Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog

  • Father of 'Automata' Born This Day imageJacques de Vaucanson Feb. 24, 1709 - Nov. 21, 1782 was the French inventor of 'automata' - robot devices of later significance for modern industry.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Father of 'Automata' Born This Day imageJacques de Vaucanson Feb. 24, 1709 - Nov. 21, 1782 was the French inventor of 'automata' - robot devices of later significance for modern industry.

    Father of 'Automata' Born This Day

  • Albin is a City University of New York economist who has built the ideas underlying Life—called automata theory—into a mathematics capable of dealing with the trickiest dimension in economics, that of complexity.

    Economic Principals

  • Thank goodness for racehorses, fascinating clockwork driven costumed "automata" figures, an antique "wheel of fortune," Ms. Pacman and a pinball machine I designed for him with the names, locations and voices from the many television shows he produced.

    Candy Spelling: Missing My Husband on Father's Day

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