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auto- self; same.
autobahn a superhighway in Germany or Austria; expressway.
autobiography the events of a person's life written or told by that person.
auto body the main part of a car; the part of a car that you sit inside.
autoclave a container made to hold superheated steam under pressure, used for sterilizing medical instruments or the like or for cooking. [2 definitions]
autocracy rule by one person with absolute power; despotism. [2 definitions]
autocrat a ruler who has absolute or unlimited power; dictator; despot. [3 definitions]
autocratic pertaining to or having the powers of an autocrat; absolute. [2 definitions]
auto-da-fé the public announcement of the judgment and sentences passed and imposed on people tried as heretics during the Spanish Inquisition. [2 definitions]
autogamy in botany, self-fertilization, as of a flower with its own pollen. [2 definitions]
autogiro an aircraft that is pulled forward by a conventional propeller and held up in the air by a large horizontal rotor mounted on top of the fuselage.
autograph a signature, esp. that of a famous person. [4 definitions]
autohypnosis the act of hypnotizing oneself. [2 definitions]
autointoxication in pathology, poisoning caused by toxic substances that have developed within the body itself, as in the intestines during digestion; autotoxemia.
autoloading semiautomatic, as cameras and firearms.
Automat trademark for a cafeteria where food is dispensed from small compartments with doors that open when customers deposit coins in the appropriate slots.
automatable combined form of automate.
automate to convert to a mechanical or electronic system of operation. [3 definitions]
automated able to operate without the help or work of a human.
automated teller machine a computerized machine serving the function of a bank teller.
automatic acting by itself without outside power or influence. [4 definitions]