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automatize

[aw-tom-uh-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), au·tom·a·tized, au·tom·a·tiz·ing.
  1. to make automatic.
  2. automate.
Also especially British, au·tom·a·tise.

Origin of automatize

First recorded in 1830–40; automat(ic) + -ize
Related formsau·tom·a·tist, nounau·tom·a·ti·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for automatized

Historical Examples

  • By itself, that was not so very odd—the automatized factory had never had very many persons in it.

    The Tunnel Under The World

    Frederik Pohl

  • Certain things must be looked for, certain habits must be formed, certain movements must be automatized.

    The Science of Human Nature

    William Henry Pyle

  • Our automatized factories produce the same goods for us year in and year out.


British Dictionary definitions for automatized

automatize

automatise

verb
  1. to make (a process, etc) automatic or (of a process, etc) to be made automatic
Derived Formsautomatization or automatisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for automatized

automatize

v.

1837, "to make into an automaton;" see automaton + -ize. Meaning "to make automatic" attested by 1952. Related: Automatized; automatizing.

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