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use of a machine designed to follow a predetermined sequence of individual operations repeatedly and automatically.


An automatically controlled operation of an apparatus or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human elements of observation, effort, and decision making.

laboratory automation

The use of clinical laboratory instruments that assay large numbers of samples with minimal human intervention.


n the use of a machine designed to follow repeatedly and automatically a predetermined sequence of individual operations. Automation is used extensively in preparing tissue for microscopic examination.
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He has updated this edition to follow the recommendations of the ACM/SIGCSE 2001 task force and to include such topics as automata theory and recursive algorithms as well as new examples and more real-world programming projects.
Topics include representations of subgroups and algebras, automata theory, majorization, combinatorics, and the history of mathematics, particularly that of the work of Molien.