Mechanization with process control, where process means a sequence
of manipulations. One or several functions in an analytical instrument
may be automated. The corresponding adjective is automated and the verb is automate.
PAC, 1989, 61, 1657
(Nomenclature for automated and mechanised analysis (Recommendations 1989))
on page 1659
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