= S =
[US Geological Survey] A procedure
that has yet to be completely automated; it still requires a smidge
of clueful human interaction. Semi-automated programs usually come
with written-out operator instructions that are worth their weight
in gold - without them, very nasty things can happen.
At USGS semi-automated programs are often referred to as "semi-automated
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.