I am looking for a word or sentence to describe a process in formal terms. A process that is not an "Automated process" or "Manual Process" but somewhere in between. A word or sentence if you must, for example, a hand-operated process. Any ideas?

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I think you can describe it as a semi-automated process:

  • partially automated.


  • Any other word without sticking to Automated ? Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 13:17
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    @GeraldGray- Semi-manual, would be a less common option, or semi-automatic.
    – user66974
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 13:19

A machine/software assisted process ?


At your place I would write as below [1] Semi-Automated. OR

[2]".. by use of some of both: brain and brawn;we mean hand and machine. In fact at the end of day each item we make is made by hand. If you asked me, we would say: Aren't machines made by man after all?" Kindly let me have your feed back fast and oblige. Did you like the suggestion? It will make me happy. { look for defn. of brawn below: brawn (brôn) Share: n. 1. Solid and well-developed muscles, especially of the arms and legs. 2. Muscular strength and power. 3. Chiefly British The meat of a boar. 4. Headcheese. [Middle English, muscle, from Old French braon, meat, of Germanic origin; see bhreu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.] The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.} https://ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=brawn&submit.x=23&submit.y=30

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    Hi @Abhilaaj. Welcome to ELU. As with all stackexchange sites, we are a question and answer site, not a discussion site. Hence a question should stand on its own and each answer should stand on its own. Answers should not have "chat" in them, or solicit responses. Hence please keep comments such as "Kindly let me have your feed back fast and oblige. Did you like the suggestion? It will make me happy." out of your posts.
    – AndyT
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:21
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    Your answer [1] is no different from Josh61's, and your answer [2] seems to be a long comment and not an actual suggestion for wording. Hence this answer isn't providing anything currently, in my opinion.
    – AndyT
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 15:23
  • I beg to disagree.Semi- Automated is a catchier word. Let us await for compliance from the actual user. My answer is out of the box. Let us be receptive to creativity please.
    – Abhilaaj
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 16:01
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    "Semi-Automated is a catchier word"? Catchier than what? Than Josh61's suggestion of "semi-automated"?
    – AndyT
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 16:05

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