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What does "Automaton" mean?

Definition

(v. i.) A self-moving machine, or one which has its motive power within itself; -- applied chiefly to machines which appear to imitate spontaneously the motions of living beings, such as men, birds, etc (v. i.) Any thing or being regarded as having the power of spontaneous motion or action


Synonyms robot, golem, zombie, zombi


Example: "Only an automaton wouldn't have noticed"


Word Family automatons