au·to·ma·tion[aw-tuh-mey-shuh n] Show IPA noun
1.the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a processby highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing humanintervention to a minimum.
2.a mechanical device, operated electronically, that functions automatically, without continuous input from an operator.
3. act or process of automating.
4. the state of being automated.