automatically programmed tools
(APT) A language for numerically controlled machine tools.
Versions: APT II (IBM 704, 1958), APT III (IBM 7090, 1961).
[“APT Part Programming”, McGraw-Hill].
[Sammet 1969, p. 605].
having the capability of starting, operating, moving, etc., independently: an automatic sprinkler system; an automatic car wash. Physiology. occurring independently of volition, as certain muscular actions; involuntary. done unconsciously or from force of habit; mechanical: an automatic application of the brakes. occurring spontaneously: automatic enthusiasm. (of a firearm, pistol, etc.) utilizing the recoil or part […]
the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum. a mechanical device, operated electronically, that functions automatically, without continuous input from an operator. act or process of automating. the state of being automated. Contemporary Examples Beyond doubt, the steady […]
to make automatic. automate. verb to make (a process, etc) automatic or (of a process, etc) to be made automatic v. 1837, “to make into an automaton;” see automaton + -ize. Meaning “to make automatic” attested by 1952. Related: Automatized; automatizing.
- Automatische rechenplanfertigung
automatische rechenplanfertigung language A programming language published in 1952 by Heinz Rutishauser (1918-70). [Features?] (2001-07-09)