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automate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈɔːtəmeɪt/ WORKPLACE, PRODUCTION
to use machines or computers instead of people to do a particular task, especially in a factory or office: The software automates many processes, increasing reliability and reducing the time involved with each order. All of the factory's operations have been automated.
automated /ˈɔːtəmeɪtɪd/ US   /ˈɑːṱəmeɪţɪd/ adjective
Translations of “automate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使自動化…
in Russian автоматизировать…
in Turkish makinalar yardımıyla bir şeyi kontrol etmek, makineleştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使自动化…
in Polish automatyzować…
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