control of a machine tool, or other device used in a manufacturing process, by a computer, other control circuitry, or recorded digital commands.
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Origin of numerical control
First recorded in 1950–55
Related formsnumerically controlled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for numerical control
engineering a form of computer control applied to machine tools, by which an operation is directed from numerical data stored on tape or punched on cards
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