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automaton

noun [C] uk   /ɔːˈtɒm.ə.tən/  us   /ɑːˈtɑː.mə.t̬ən/ (plural automatons or automata uk   /-tə/ us   )
a machine that operates on its own without the need for human control, or a person who acts like a machine, without thinking or feeling: I take the same route to work every day, like some sort of automaton.
Translations of “automaton”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自動操作裝置,機械人, 機械行事的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自动操作装置,机器人, 机械行事的人…
(Definition of automaton from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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