Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To convert to automatic operation.
  • intransitive verb To control or operate by automation.
  • intransitive verb To make use of or be converted to automation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb make automatic; to change [a process] so that it is mostly automatic; to substitute machinery for human labor in an activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To replace or enhance human labor with machines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from automation.]

Examples

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    December 30, 2008

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    December 30, 2008