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automation

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən/ PRODUCTION, WORKPLACE
the use of machines or computers instead of people to do a job, especially in a factory or office: Advances in factory automation and related technologies have allowed companies to raise output without increasing costs.
(Definition of automation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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