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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A living being whose actions are mechanical.

Usage examples (40)
  • When Tom was at work, it was like he was an automaton.
  • Only an automaton wouldn't have noticed
  • The automaton is all that is left of his previous life.
  • The automaton is one of many built to help Lincoln hit the campaign trail and who subsequently became the sheriff of a small town. for more
Tutoring comment
  • "Automation" (use of automatic or mechanical machinery to do work previously done by humans) can make our jobs easier, but we do not want to become "automatons" (robots).
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