(noun) The act or process of human workers being replaced by machines to perform tasks automatically.
Example of Automation:
- home automation (also called domotics)
Audio Pronunciation: (au·to·ma·tion)
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- Plural: automations
- Also called mechanization.
- Word origin of “automation” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Automation
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “automation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 27, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/automation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
automation. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/automation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “automation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 27, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/automation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“automation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 27 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/automation/>.