the use of computers to automate manufacturing processes CAE
noun 1. the period in modern history characterized by computer use and development and its effects on all aspects of life.
- Computer-aided instruction
application, education (CAI, or “assisted”, “learning”, CAL) The use of (personal) computers for education and training. (1995-04-13)
- Computer-aided learning
- Computer-aided manufacturing
[kuh m-pyoo-ter-ey-did] /kəmˈpyu tərˌeɪ dɪd/ noun 1. the use of specially designed computers to improve and regulate manufacturing processes; a type of automation in which computers control and monitor industrial machinery. 2. the techniques used in computer control and monitoring of industrial machinery and processes. Abbreviation: CAM.