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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]
automatic pilot an instrument that automatically keeps an aircraft, missile, or the like on a predetermined course at a specific altitude. [2 definitions]
automation operation by machinery rather than by people.
automatism the condition or quality of being automatic. [2 definitions]
automatize to cause to be done automatically.
automaton a piece of machinery that resembles a human in some or all functions; robot. [2 definitions]
automobile a four-wheeled vehicle with a built-in, self-propelled motor requiring a driver and used on roads to carry people; passenger car.
automotive of or pertaining to automobiles. [2 definitions]
autonetics (used with a sing. verb) the science of the use and development of automated devices used for control and guidance.
autonomic occurring or acting involuntarily or independently; automatic. [3 definitions]
autonomic nervous system the part of the nervous system in vertebrates that controls involuntary bodily processes, such as the operation of the heart, stomach, and glands; sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems together.
autonomous free and independent, as a state or an organism; self-governing.
autonomy freedom and independence; self-governance. [2 definitions]
autopsy a superficial and surgical examination of a corpse, usu. to find the cause of death. [2 definitions]
autoradiograph a picture produced on a film by placing it in contact with a radioactive substance.
autosuggestion in psychology, a technique of changing one's own behavior or beliefs by repeating certain phrases or ideas to oneself.