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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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Brassylic acid is used in the preparation of long chain nylons and used in automative parts and products [7,8].
The Engineering Workforce Commission (EWC) reports that recruiting has also been strong in recent years for mechanical engineers in automative.
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is a major European manufacture of automative components.
A new foundry was constructed onsite to handle the emerging automative business, while the other remained a job shop.
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EXHIBIT III PAY-PERFORMANCE ALIGNMENT BY INDUSTRY(*) INDUSTRY 1992 1991 DIFFERENTIAL % % % Aerospace 79% 36% 43% Automative 62% 46% 15% Banking 50% 79% -29% Chemicals 63% 63% 0% Computers and Tech.
maker of custom-designed machines for aerospace, automative, and construction equipment.
This article focuses on data for unit sales, inventories, and production drawn mainly from Word's Automative Reports and the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association and on data for prices drawn mainly from the Automobile Invoice Service and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.
Imagine the glee of big automative manufacturers, large Wall Street firms, and potato barons if they were told they could quash the pesky competitive threats of upstarts, unfettered by any significant market force or government intervention.