Meaning of AUTOMATON in English

AUTOMATON

[au.tom.a.ton] n, pl -atons or -a.ta [L, fr. Gk, neut. of automatos] (1645) 1: a mechanism that is relatively self-operating; esp: robot

2: a machine or control mechanism designed to follow automatically a predetermined sequence of operations or respond to encoded instructions

3: an individual who acts in a mechanical fashion

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