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automatism

au·tom·a·tism

automatism

pronunciation:
aw ta m tih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition or quality of being automatic.
definition 2: automatic, mechanical, or involuntary action, as in the operation of many bodily organs, in the actions of one not in conscious control, such as a sleepwalker, or in the suspension of conscious control so as to allow subconscious expression, as in art.