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English definition of “automate”

automate

verb [T]     /ˈɔː.tə.meɪt/ US  /ˈɑː.t̬ə-/
to make a process in a factory or office operate by machines or computers , in order to reduce the amount of work done by humans and the time taken to do the work : Massive investment is needed to automate the production process .Mechanical engineering automated     /ˈɔː.tə.meɪ.tɪd/ US  /ˈɑː.t̬ə.meɪ.t̬ɪd/ adjective a fully automated system Mechanical engineering automation     /ˌɔː.təˈmeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌɑː.t̬ə-/ noun [U] office / factory automationMechanical engineering
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