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  • n  the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
    automation replaces human workers by machines
  • n  the condition of being automatically operated or controlled
    automation increases productivity
  • n  equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation
    this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment

  • It's Not What Is Done but HowTHE biggest scare word in the lexicon of unionism is automation.
  • Not Fired, Just Not Hired THE rise in unemployment has raised some new alarms around an old scare word: automation.
  • In the new world of office automation, one of the prime problems has been the fact that not all machines talk the same language.
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  • Larry Ellison in CNN
    We signed our largest on-demand sales force automation contract this quarter,Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said in a prepared statement. "This was just one of several recent wins over We also sold our first database machine,...
  • Bill Gates in (press release)
    The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency,said Bill Gates.
  • Randy Michaels in Broadcast Newsroom
    Tribune and Local TV expect to realize significant savings in management, technology, and other overhead costs,Michaels said in a statement, "Things like research and development and automation technology are more efficient on a large...

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