Automaton

Definition of Automaton

Au`tom´a`ton
n.1.Any thing or being regarded as having the power of spontaneous motion or action.
So great and admirable an automaton as the world.
- Boyle.
These living automata, human bodies.
- Boyle.
2.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.

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