automation
noun Etymology: 1automatic Date: 1912 1. the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically 2. the state of being operated automatically 3. automatically controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human labor

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