Meaning of “automation” in the English Dictionary

american-english dictionary

"automation" in American English

See all translations

automationnoun [ U ]

us /ˌɔ·t̬əˈmeɪ·ʃən/

the use of machines that operate automatically:

factory automation

(Definition of “automation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"automation" in Business English

See all translations

automationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən/ us 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)