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autoimmunity production of antibodies that attack the body's own cells.
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]
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]