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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Use of self-governing machines to carry out manufacturing, distribution and other processes automatically. By using feedback, sensors check a ...

Automation and Computerization.

Automation and Computerization.   Reference library

Howard P. Segal

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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Automation and computerization are related but separate phenomena. Automation means the mechanization—and usually the speeding up—of production, not only in manufacturing but also in ... More

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