Associations to the word «Automaton»

Wiktionary

AUTOMATON, noun. A machine or robot designed to follow a precise sequence of instructions.
AUTOMATON, noun. A person who acts like a machine or robot, often defined as having a monotonous lifestyle and lacking in emotion.
AUTOMATON, noun. A formal system, such as finite automaton.
AUTOMATON, noun. A toy in the form of a mechanical figure.

Dictionary definition

AUTOMATON, noun. Someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way; "only an automaton wouldn't have noticed".
AUTOMATON, noun. A mechanism that can move automatically.

Wise words

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