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computer-aided manufacturing

[ kuhm-pyoo-ter-ey-did ]
/ kəmˈpyu tərˌeɪ dɪd /
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noun

the use of specially designed computers to improve and regulate manufacturing processes; a type of automation in which computers control and monitor industrial machinery. Abbreviation: CAM
the techniques used in computer control and monitoring of industrial machinery and processes. Abbreviation: CAM

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Origin of computer-aided manufacturing

First recorded in 1965–70
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