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au·to·mat·ic

 (ô′tə-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Acting or operating in a manner essentially independent of external influence or control: an automatic light switch; a budget deficit that triggered automatic spending cuts.
b. Self-regulating: an automatic washing machine.
2.
a. Acting or done without volition or conscious control; involuntary: automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eyes in strong light.
b. Acting or done as if by machine; mechanical: an automatic reply to a familiar question.
3.
a. Capable of firing continuously until ammunition is exhausted or the trigger is released: an automatic rifle.
b. Semiautomatic: an automatic pistol.
n.
1. An automatic machine or device.
2.
a. An automatic firearm.
b. A semiautomatic firearm.
3. A transmission or a motor vehicle with an automatic gear-shifting mechanism.
4. Football See audible.
Idiom:
on automatic
Functioning by or as if by automatic machine or device.

[From Greek automatos : auto-, auto- + -matos, willing; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

au′to·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
au′to·ma·tic′i·ty (-mə-tĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

automatic

(ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk)
adj
1. performed from force of habit or without conscious thought; lacking spontaneity; mechanical: an automatic smile.
2. (General Engineering)
a. (of a device, mechanism, etc) able to activate, move, or regulate itself
b. (of an act or process) performed by such automatic equipment
3. (Physiology) (of the action of a muscle, gland, etc) involuntary or reflex
4. occurring as a necessary consequence: promotion is automatic after a year.
5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (of a firearm)
a. utilizing some of the force of or gas from each explosion to eject the empty shell case, replace it with a new one, and fire continuously until release of the trigger. Compare semiautomatic2
b. short for semiautomatic2 See also machine5
n
6. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an automatic firearm
7. (Automotive Engineering) a motor vehicle having automatic transmission
8. (General Engineering) a machine that operates automatically
[C18: from Greek automatos acting independently]
ˌautoˈmatically adv
automaticity n

au•to•mat•ic

(ˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk)

adj.
1. having the capability of starting, operating, moving, etc., independently: an automatic sprinkler system.
2. occurring independently of volition, as certain muscular actions; involuntary; reflex.
3. done unconsciously or from force of habit; mechanical.
4. occurring spontaneously.
5. (of a firearm) utilizing the recoil or part of the force of the explosive to eject the spent cartridge shell, introduce a new cartridge, cock the arm, and fire it repeatedly.
n.
6. a machine or device that operates automatically.
7. an automatic pistol or rifle.
8. an automobile equipped with automatic transmission.
Idioms:
on automatic, being operated or controlled by or as if by an automatic device.
[1740–50; < Greek autómat(os) self-acting (see automaton) + -ic]
au`to•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
au`to•ma•tic′i•ty (-məˈtɪs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.automatic - light machine gunautomatic - light machine gun      
assault gun, assault rifle - any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
Browning automatic rifle, BAR - a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
2.automatic - a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is releasedautomatic - a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
Adj.1.automatic - operating with minimal human interventionautomatic - operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
mechanical - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"
manual - requiring human effort; "a manual transmission"
2.automatic - resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine; "an automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency"
mechanical - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"
3.automatic - without volition or conscious controlautomatic - without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
involuntary - controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start"

automatic

adjective
2. involuntary, natural, unconscious, mechanical, spontaneous, reflex, instinctive, instinctual, unwilled the automatic body functions, such as breathing
involuntary conscious, voluntary, deliberate, intentional
3. inevitable, certain, necessary, assured, routine, unavoidable, inescapable They should face an automatic charge of manslaughter

automatic

adjective
1. Acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning:
2. Performed or performing automatically and impersonally:
Translations
آلِيّأوتوماتيكي، تِلْقائي، ذاتي الحَرَكَهبُنْدُقِيَّة أوتوماتيكيهتِلقائي
automatickýmechanickýautomatická puška
automatikautomatisk
automaattinen
automatski
gépiesönműködőönműködő fegyver
ósjálfráîursjálfvirkursjálfvirkur, sjálfhlaîandi
自動的な
자동의
automatasautomatinisautomatinis šautuvasautomatiškaiautomatiškas
automātisksautomāts
automatická puškaautomatický
avtomatičenavtomatiksamodejen
automatisk
อัตโนมัติ
otomatikdüşünmeden yapılan
tự độngtự nhiên

automatic

[ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk]
A. ADJ (Tech) (gen) → automático
disqualification is automaticla descalificación es automática
B. N (= pistol) → pistola f automática; (= car) → coche m automático; (= washing machine) → lavadora f
C. CPD automatic data processing N (Comput) → proceso m automático de datos
automatic pilot N (Aer) → piloto m automático
to be on automatic pilot (fig) → ir como un/una autómata
automatic transmission N (Aut) → transmisión f automática

automatic

[ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk]
adj
[door, weapon, gearbox] → automatique
an automatic door → une porte automatique
[response, decision] → automatique
n
(= gun) → automatique m
(= washing machine) → lave-linge m automatique
(British) (= car) → automatique f

automatic

adj (lit, fig)automatisch; the refund is not automaticRückerstattung erfolgt nicht automatisch; he has the automatic right …er hat automatisch das Recht …; the film star’s automatic smiledas Routinelächeln des Filmstars; you shouldn’t need telling, it should be automaticdas sollte man dir nicht erst sagen müssen, das solltest du automatisch tun; automatic cameraAutomatikkamera f; automatic chokeStartautomatik f; automatic data processingautomatische Datenverarbeitung; automatic defrosterAbtauautomatik f; automatic exposure (Phot) → Belichtungsautomatik f; automatic gearbox or transmission (Aut) → Automatikgetriebe nt; the automatic modeldas Modell mit Automatik; automatic rifleSchnellfeuergewehr nt; automatic weaponautomatische Waffe, Schnellfeuerwaffe f
n (= car)Automatikwagen m; (= gun)automatische Waffe, Maschinenwaffe f; (= washing machine)Waschautomat m

automatic

[ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk]
1. adjautomatico/a
2. n (pistol) → (pistola) automatica; (car) → automobile f con cambio automatico; (washing machine) → lavatrice f automatica

automatic

(oːtəˈmatik) adjective
1. (of a machine etc) working by itself. an automatic washing-machine.
2. (of an action) without thinking. an automatic response.
noun
a self-loading gun. He has two automatics and a rifle.
ˈautomated (-mei-) adjective
working by automation.
ˌautoˈmatically adverb
This machine works automatically; He answered automatically.
ˌautoˈmation noun
(in factories etc) the use of machines, especially to work other machines. Automation has resulted in people losing their jobs.
automaton (oːˈtomətən) plurals auˈtomata (-tə) , auˈtomatons noun
a human-shaped machine that can be operated to move by itself.

automatic

آلِيّ automatický automatisk automatisch αυτόματος automático automaattinen automatique automatski automatico 自動的な 자동의 automatisch automatisk automatyczny automático автоматический automatisk อัตโนมัติ otomatik tự động 自动的

automatic

a. automático, de movimiento propio.
References in classic literature ?
You see the European war has called for the use of a large number of aeroplanes, and as the pilots of them frequently have to fight, and so can not give their whole attention to the machines, some form of automatic stabilizer is needed to prevent them turning turtle, or going off at a wrong tangent.
Each individual of the automatic community forthwith set to work, according to his or her proper vocation: the monkey, taking off his Highland bonnet, bowed and scraped to the by-standers most obsequiously, with ever an observant eye to pick up a stray cent; and the young foreigner himself, as he turned the crank of his machine, glanced upward to the arched window, expectant of a presence that would make his music the livelier and sweeter.
The Cooperative Commonwealth is a universal automatic insurance company and savings bank for all its members.
For this reason: a king is a mere artificiality, and so a king's feelings, like the impulses of an automatic doll, are mere artificialities; but as a man, he is a reality, and his feelings, as a man, are real, not phantoms.
He said it was an impressive thing to observe two men, who had been cured by the two processes, engaged in conversation--said their pauses and accompanying movements were so continuous and regular that a stranger would think himself in the presence of a couple of automatic machines.
We shall see how the scene thus obtained was twice altered instantaneously into two successive other scenes, by means of the automatic rotation of the drums or rollers in the corners.
Since then, there have come some switchboards that are wholly automatic.
Phileas Fogg got up, took his hat in his left hand, put it on his head with an automatic motion, and went off without a word.
I was sensible of much which was unseen, and which contributed to my comfort; but save for a general impression of automatic organization, I fear I can convey very little of the difference to your mind.
In prison he had suffered his beard to grow; his head fell on his shoulder, his legs bent beneath him, and his movements were apparently automatic and unconscious.
Directly he was working at his weapon like an automatic affair.
He went about his chores in a grave, automatic way, absorbed in anything but agriculture.

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