automation

[ aw-tuh-mey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF automation

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He complained of segregation and unemployment, and automation in the United States.

Automation or not, Leoh thought smilingly, there were certain human values that transcended mere efficiency.

Automation, the second industrial revolution, has eliminated for all practical purposes the need for their labor.

Automation at its ultimate, not even the steward department had tasks adequately to fill the hours.

Even where men could have taken charge, automation was cheaper, more reliable, less risky of lives.

Automation rationalized away the literate component of many activities.

Once integrated in practical experiences of a different nature, such as those of automation, they all allow for a new dynamics.

As those who leave our schools and farms demand new jobs, automation takes old jobs away.

We must modernize our unemployment insurance and establish a high-level commission on automation.

But practically all workers must be highly skilled workers in the age of automation, and there is little room for the illiterate.

WORD ORIGIN

1948, in the manufacturing sense, coined by Ford Motor Co. Vice President Delmar S. Harder, from automatic + -ion. Earlier (1838) was automatism, which meant "quality of being automatic" in the classical sense.

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