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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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Exabyte now offers cost-effective, scalable tape automation solutions for customers that may only have budget for a single tape drive.
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Those sound like ambitious goals," said judge Dennis Brandl, who noted that "Advanced Automation representatives say they make good on commitments.
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