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automaton

au·tom·a·ton

automaton

pronunciation:
aw ta m tan [or] aw ta m tn
part of speech: noun
inflections: automata, automatons
definition 1: a piece of machinery that resembles a human in some or all functions; robot.
synonyms:
robot
similar words:
android, humanoid, machine
definition 2: a person who behaves mechanically or automatically, as if without thought.
synonyms:
robot
similar words:
machine, puppet