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Synonyms for automaton

someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way

a mechanism that can move automatically

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And now the haunch of mutton vapour-bath having received a gamey infusion, and a few last touches of sweets and coffee, was quite ready, and the bathers came; but not before the discreet automaton had got behind the bars of the piano music-desk, and there presented the appearance of a captive languishing in a rose- wood jail.
Then the discreet automaton who had surveyed his ground, played a blossomless tuneless 'set,' and sixteen disciples of Podsnappery went through the figures of - 1, Getting up at eight and shaving close at a quarter past - 2, Breakfasting at nine - 3, Going to the City at ten - 4, Coming home at half-past five - 5, Dining at seven, and the grand chain.
And now, the grand chain riveted to the last link, the discreet automaton ceased, and the sixteen, two and two, took a walk among the furniture.
He was like a soldierly automaton, or rather, like a magnificent marionette.
Once a man who was strong and in all the power of his manhood came because a persistent aching troubled him and his club-doctor did not seem to do him any good; and the verdict for him too was death, not the inevitable death that horrified and yet was tolerable because science was helpless before it, but the death which was inevitable because the man was a little wheel in the great machine of a complex civilisation, and had as little power of changing the circumstances as an automaton.
Contract notice: Renewal of automaton (s) for the packaging of drugs in dry oral forms and acquisition of control automatons of productions, Equipment and associated services
Critique: Profusely illustrated throughout, impressively informed and informative, "Automata" is the most substantial survey of this popular topic currently available for both scholars and non-specialist general readers on the subject, and is a very highly recommended core addition to both community and academic library collections with respect to automatons.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd's performance Camshafts in the Rain, 2016, produced several such sights, including beetle-like actors wearing enormous colorful paper turbans while stalking around the gallery with the mechanical motions of automatons and a seated Medusa whose head, fringed with giant snakes, rose as a handle was cranked, then collapsed back on her shoulders with a heavy thud.
But there are attempts to adapt it to concurrent processes and parallel computations by creating a system of parallel operating automatons which exchange the state numbers or react to events generated by other automatons contained in the computer system [1].
Alas, even with radio-controlled automatons keeping the peace, somebody somewhere will still be calling the shots.
are context free by designing non deterministic pushdown automatons that recognize these languages.
Fans of the automatons and clockwork gears in Brian Selznik's The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic, 2007/VOYA February 2007) will enjoy this novel.
I know there are pretty good odds that I'm going to like a band that has a song called "Zombie Girl,'' but The Automatons more than earn their keep.
It was one of three moving pieces of art - called automatons - put forward as part of the multi-million-pound town centre regeneration.
With a simple interface, with easy comprehension and using, this paper presents an educational software where the student manipulates the objects that will be studied in 3D, getting easier the study of concepts and theories about Automatons, Regular Expressions and Minimization of Automatons interacting directly with the object in 3D.