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Descriptor English: Automation
Descriptor Spanish: Automatización
Descriptor Portuguese: Automação
Descriptor French: Automatisation
Entry term(s): Automations
Tree number(s): J01.897.104
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001331
Scope note: Controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human organs of observation, effort, and decision. (From Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1993)
Annotation: for automation as a concept in technol: not for "automated" equipment or "automated" processes & techniques ( = specific technique without AUTOMATION unless especially discussed)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
DeCS ID: 1337
Unique ID: D001331
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2004/07/13
Automation - Preferred
Concept UI M0001998
Scope note Controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human organs of observation, effort, and decision. (From Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1993)
Preferred term Automation
Entry term(s) Automations



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