1. [ noun ] (work) the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
Synonyms: mechanisation high_technology high-tech mechanization

"automation replaces human workers by machines"

Related terms: condition technology implementation computerization mechanize mechanize
2. [ noun ] the condition of being automatically operated or controlled

"automation increases productivity"

Related terms: condition automatize
3. [ noun ] equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation

"this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"

Related terms: equipment
Similar spelling:   automaton