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'You've got mail!' exclaims the cheery automaton at America Online. The flag on the mailbox icon waves invitingly on my computer screen. For a second, I'm 10 years old again, waiting for the postman's whistle to slice the stillness of an Australian afternoon.
Geraldine Brooks

Meaning of "automaton" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AUTOMATON

From Latin, from Greek, from automatos spontaneous, self-moving.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AUTOMATON

automaton  [ɔːˈtɒməˌtɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AUTOMATON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Automaton is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AUTOMATON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of automaton in the English dictionary

The definition of automaton in the dictionary is a mechanical device operating under its own hidden power; robot. Other definition of automaton is a person who acts mechanically or leads a routine monotonous life.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AUTOMATON


demeton
ˈdemɪˌtɒn
disulfoton
daɪˈsʌlfəˌtɒn
exciton
ˈɛksaɪˌtɒn
feuilleton
ˈfʊɪˌtɒn
futon
ˈfuːˌtɒn
graviton
ˈɡrævɪˌtɒn
hyperbaton
haɪˈpɜːbəˌtɒn
magneton
ˈmæɡnɪˌtɒn
parton
ˈpɑːˌtɒn
peloton
ˈpɛləˌtɒn
periphyton
pəˈrɪfɪˌtɒn
sabaton
ˈsæbəˌtɒn
soliton
ˈsɒlɪˌtɒn
zacaton
ˈzækəˌtɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AUTOMATON

automatic focus
automatic frequency control
automatic gain control
automatic pilot
automatic repeat
automatic transmission
automatic vending
automatic vending machine
automatic-focus
automatical
automatically
automaticity
automation
automatisation
automatise
automatism
automatist
automatization
automatize
automatous

WORDS THAT END LIKE AUTOMATON

Balaton
baton
Beaton
chaton
checklaton
craton
electro-shock baton
gigaton
Ikhnaton
Keaton
Lake Balaton
Long Eaton
megaton
multimegaton
Nuneaton
Paton
sacaton
shecklaton
Sheraton
Tetragrammaton

Synonyms and antonyms of automaton in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «automaton» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AUTOMATON

Find out the translation of automaton to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of automaton from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «automaton» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自动机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autómata
570 millions of speakers

English

automaton
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

automaton
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إنسان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

автомат
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autômato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বয়ংচল যন্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

automate
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Automaton
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Automat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オートマトン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오토 마톤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Automaton
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

máy tự động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தானியங்கலும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वॅथनोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

otomat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

automa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

automat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

автомат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

automat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτόματο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

outomaat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

automat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

automat
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of automaton

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTOMATON»

The term «automaton» is regularly used and occupies the 59.892 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTOMATON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about automaton

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2 QUOTES WITH «AUTOMATON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word automaton.
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Geraldine Brooks
'You've got mail!' exclaims the cheery automaton at America Online. The flag on the mailbox icon waves invitingly on my computer screen. For a second, I'm 10 years old again, waiting for the postman's whistle to slice the stillness of an Australian afternoon.
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Nikola Tesla
The human being is a self-propelled automaton entirely under the control of external influences. Willful and predetermined though they appear, his actions are governed not from within, but from without. He is like a float tossed about by the waves of a turbulent sea.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AUTOMATON»

Discover the use of automaton in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to automaton and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cellular Automaton Modeling of Biological Pattern Formation: ...
This book is aimed at researchers, practitioners, and students in applied mathematics, mathematical biology, and others.
Philip Maini, Andreas Deutsch, Sabine Dormann, 2007
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Automaton
In the not too distant future, after the huge successes of role-playing games, virtual worlds and reality shows, it was only a matter of time before somebody took the next step.
C.L. Davies, 2011
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The Universe as Automaton: From Simplicity and Symmetry to ...
This Brief is an essay at the interface of philosophy and complexity research, trying to inspire the reader with new ideas and new conceptual developments of cellular automata.
Klaus Mainzer, Leon Chua, 2011
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Automaton Biographies
Poetry about the search for self amidst the shrill din of technology.
Larissa Lai, 2010
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SUBLIME DREAMS OF LIVING MACHINES
The book is historically sweeping, but not comprehensive; the focus is on what Kang takes to be key changes in the representations of and responses to automata.
Minsoo Kang, 2011
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The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature
But as the second OED definition suggests, an object might also be considered an automaton if it only appears to move spontaneously. Such ruses as the famous The Turk, the eighteenth-century chess playing “machine” that actually ...
Dr Wendy Beth Hyman, 2013
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The Turk, Chess Automation
The story of Chess Automaton of Baron von Kempelen, known as "The Turk", is a fascinating tale of politics, travel and especially of chess.
Gerald M. Levitt, 2006
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The Black Book - Leon Prilki & Michael, the Automaton
"The Black Book" contains two novellas by Benjamin Parker - "Leon Prilki", the story of three men whose lives cross over the 20th century, and "Michael, the automaton", about a creature who lives parallel to human civilisation.
Benjamin Parker, 2008
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
‎2007
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The Black Automaton
In this collection, bodies at risk seek renewal through violence and fertility, history and myth, flesh and radios.
Douglas Kearney, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AUTOMATON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term automaton is used in the context of the following news items.
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Strange & Primitive "Difficulties Be Damned" (video)
The animated clip was directed by Malcolm Sutherland and follows a little automaton as he travels across colourful jungle landscapes to a ... «Exclaim!, Jul 15»
2
'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 Finale RECAP: Will Lily Kill Victor? Ethan …
The episode begins with Evelyn Poole's automaton being possessed by Lucifer and trying to tempt Vanessa into giving her soul away. «Fashion & Style, Jul 15»
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Robot kills man: how Isaac Asimov dealt with this in his Robot series
The death was apparently caused by human error, and the “robot” in question seems to have been a mechanised automaton whose job it had ... «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
4
Murray through as giant-serving Ivo comes unstuck
Karlovic is no lumbering automaton and has a loyal and amused following on Twitter, where he dispenses eccentric views on a regular basis. «The Bell Jar, Jul 15»
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Asheville area family-friendly calendar for July
Engineer an automaton and robotic arm, creative designs and use the power of technology to keep unwanted siblings out of your room. «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
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Estudio Guto Requena Creates Interactive Light Façade for São …
... touch (via a visual dynamic inspired by the classic "Game of Life", a cellular automaton developed in the 1970s by the English mathematician ... «ArchDaily, Jul 15»
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Making the Past Present: Inside the Parmigiani Manufacture
The clock features a singing-bird automaton and a crystal rod arrangement in a gilded cage. The crystal rod creates the illusion of flowing water ... «Watchtime.com, Jul 15»
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Space is a frontier too far. Elon Musk's best bet is to come back …
... and a thinker who goes far beyond your typical business school automaton. However, his best hope for long-lasting financial success may lie ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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'Magic Mike XXL,' 'Terminator Genisys' and other new movies …
... a time-travelling automaton assassin, sent from a post-apocalyptic future in which humans are at war with technology. ” – Michael O'Sullivan. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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DVD reviews: Still Alice & Chappie
... who stumble upon Deon's childlike robotic creation, christened Chappie (Sharlto Copley), and decide to corrupt the automaton for a heist. «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»

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