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au•tom•a•ton



Pronunciation: (ô-tom'u-ton", -tn), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/automaton.html on line 75 [key]
n.,
pl. -tons, -taPronunciation: (-tu). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/automaton.html on line 91 [key]

1. a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; robot.
2. a person or animal that acts in a monotonous, routine manner, without active intelligence.
3. something capable of acting automatically or without an external motive force.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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See also:
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/automaton.html on line 133 automaton (Thesaurus)
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/automaton.html on line 135 automaton (Encyclopedia)

 

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