automaton definition

  • noun:
    • A self-operating device or mechanism, especially a robot.
    • the one that acts or reacts in a mechanical way.
    • a device or robot built to follow an accurate series of directions.
    • an individual who acts like a machine or robot, usually thought as having a monotonous way of life and with a lack of feeling.
    • A formal system, particularly finite automaton.
    • A toy in the form of a mechanical figure.
    • Any thing or becoming regarded as obtaining the energy of spontaneous motion or action.
    • A self-moving device, or one which has its own motive energy within itself; -- applied chiefly to devices which may actually imitate spontaneously the movements of living beings, particularly men, birds, etc.
    • That which is self-moving, or gets the energy of spontaneous action, but is maybe not conscious.
    • particularly A self-acting machine, or the one that is actuated such a way concerning carry on for some time particular movements minus the help of outside impulse.
    • an income being acting mechanically or as only device, specifically without consciousness; one or an animal whose activities tend to be solely involuntary or mechanical.
    • an individual who functions in a monotonous routine manner, without active intelligence, especially without getting fully conscious of exactly what he's doing.
    • a person who functions or responds in a mechanical or apathetic method
    • a mechanism that can go instantly

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