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Definitions of automaton
AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATICAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
A self-acting machine, especially one made to imitate living beings, as a mechanical doll. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
A self-moving machine, or one which moves by concealed machinery:-pl. AUTOMATONS or AUTOMATA. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
A machine which imitates the actions of a living being; or regulates itself. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
A machine that imitates actions of living beings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
A self-moving figure, so constructed as, by means of secret springs, to imitate the action of a living body; any machine so constructed as to be mechanically self-acting, like a watch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
A self-moving figure or machine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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