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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.
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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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Historical Examples

  • Isn't it true that modern technology goes in the direction of automatization?

    The Brain

    Alexander Blade


British Dictionary definitions for automatization

automatize

automatise

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

n.

1924, noun of action from automatize.

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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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