Definition of automaton noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    automaton

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɔˈtɑməˌtɑn//
     
    , NAmE//‑tən//
     
    (pl. automatons or automata
    NAmE//‑mət̮ə//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1a person who behaves like a machine, without thinking or feeling anything synonym robot
  2. 2a machine that moves without human control; a small robot
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: automaton