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au·to·mat·ic

automatic

 
 
pronunciation:
aw t mae tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: acting by itself without outside power or influence.
The heater is equipped with an automatic shut-off.
 
synonyms:
self-acting, spontaneous
similar words:
autonomic, mechanical
definition 2: sure to happen.
For some people, being examined by a doctor causes an automatic rise in blood pressure.
synonyms:
certain, sure
similar words:
natural
definition 3: mechanically self-regulating.
Most cars are equipped with an automatic transmission in the U.S.He was shot with an automatic pistol.
synonyms:
self-regulating
antonyms:
manual
similar words:
automated, mechanical, push-button
definition 4: occurring unconsciously or without thought.
She bore him such a grudge that his every request received an automatic refusal.Breathing is an automatic action.
synonyms:
involuntary, knee-jerk
antonyms:
conscious, deliberate
similar words:
instinctive, perfunctory, reflex, spontaneous, unconscious
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derivation: automatically (adv.)
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  • automatically:
    in an automatic way.
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