Meaning of automaton
Pronunciation: (ô-tom'u-ton", -tn), [key]
— pl. -tons, -ta
- a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; robot.
- a person or animal that acts in a monotonous, routine manner, without active intelligence.
- something capable of acting automatically or without an external motive force.
- automaton (Thesaurus)