Definition of 'automation'
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Managers have a duty to keep costs down (thereby benefiting commuters) by exploiting the benefits of increased automation without compromising safety. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is no automation in this process. Christianity Today (2000)All the lighting and heating is controlled by a home automation system. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Employers instead want to see evidence of initiative and imagination in this age of innovative technology and automation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Businesses face the dilemma that increased automation might lead to increased unemployment of the workforce but increased profitability for their shareholders. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)The company says its automation process helps engineers to cut chip designing time by up to 90%. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Computers lay at the heart of industrial automation, for they could control the integration and adjustment of the most complex machines. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995) Increased automation has reduced their numbers to 1,700, with both sides sharing the cost benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Flexible Production One result of automation is greatly increased flexibility in the production process. Sociology (1995)What about all those serious home automation systems: setting complex heating and lighting systems in advance; setting alarm and home security controls? Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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