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Word: automaton

Definition: mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself


Sentences Containing 'automaton'

A rake, in the lexicon of cellular automata, is a type of "puffer train", which is an automaton that leaves behind a trail of debris.
Elsie-Dee is a sentient automaton or android.
God Is An Automaton is the fourth and possibly final studio album by Swiss heavy metal band Sybreed, which was released on September 24, 2012 in Europe and October 2, 2012 in North America through Listenable Records.
It uses Cellular Automaton as an image model.
More generally, when a rake exists for a cellular automaton rule (a mathematical function defining the next iteration to be derived from a particular configuration of live and dead cells), one can often construct puffers which leave trails of many other kinds of objects, by colliding the streams of spaceships emitted by multiple rakes moving in parallel.
Yet, as previously hinted, this omnitooled, open-and-shut carpenter, was, after all, no mere machine of an automaton.

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