automation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “automation” in the English Dictionary

"automation" in American English

See all translations

automationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌɔ·t̬əˈmeɪ·ʃən/
the use of ​machines that ​operateautomatically: factory automation
(Definition of automation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"automation" in Business English

See all translations

automationnoun [U]

uk   us   /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 ​relatedtechnologies have ​allowedcompanies to ​raiseoutput without ​increasingcosts.
(Definition of automation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of automation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More