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Daemon
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automaton

(noun) A mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power.

Synonyms: robot

Usage: The automaton was considered a feat of engineering until it broke down on its second day of operation.
Franklyn Wesley
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Daemon wrote:
automaton

(noun) A mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power.

Synonyms: robot

Usage: The automaton was considered a feat of engineering until it broke down on its second day of operation.
the word sounds better than robot..good one to scare my friends today..cant wait to see the expression on their faces..hehe
monamagda
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Automata theory, body of physical and logical principles underlying the operation of any electromechanical device (an automaton) that converts information from one form into another according to a definite procedure. Real or hypothetical automata of varying complexity have become indispensable tools for the investigation and implementation of systems that have structures amenable to mathematical


http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/44836/automata-theory
rossalicia
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"Quotation by Louis MacNeice":

"I am not yet born; O fill me
With strength against those who would freeze my
humanity, would dragoon me into a lethal automaton
would make me a cog in a machine, a thing with
one face, a thing".


http://www.reference.com/example-sentences/automaton

The Realist
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Have no fear. The machine can never take your place.
The Realist
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Have no fear. The machine can never take your place.
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Automaton - The condition of a human mind after 12 years in the US Public School system.


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