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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.automatically - in a reflex manner; "he answered automatically"
2.automatically - in a mechanical mannerautomatically - in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism; "this door opens mechanically"
Translations
آلياًبِصورَة أوتوماتيكيه
automatickymechanicky
automatisk
automaattisesti
automatski
automatikusan
á sjálfvirkan hátt; ósjálfrátt
自動的に
자동으로
automaticky
avtomatičnosamodejno
automatiskt
โดยอัตโนมัติ
một cách tự động

automatically

[ˌɔːtəˈmætɪkəlɪ] ADVautomáticamente

automatically

[ˌɔːtəˈmætɪkli] adv
(by machine, mechanism)automatiquement
A computer automatically guided the plane → L'avion était guidé automatiquement par ordinateur.
[behave, respond] → automatiquement
He found himself automatically walking up to the house
BUT Il réalisa qu'il se dirigeait machinalement vers la maison.automatic pilot autopilot [ˈɔːtəʊpaɪlət] npilote m automatique
to be on automatic pilot, to be on autopilot [plane] → être sur pilote automatique (fig)marcher au radarautomatic ticketing machine nbilletterie f automatiqueautomatic transmission n [car] → transmission f automatique

automatically

advautomatisch

automatically

[ˌɔːtəˈmætɪklɪ] advautomaticamente

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.

automatically

آلياً automaticky automatisk automatisch αυτομάτως automáticamente automaattisesti automatiquement automatski automaticamente 自動的に 자동으로 automatisch automatisk automatycznie automaticamente автоматически automatiskt โดยอัตโนมัติ otomatik olarak một cách tự động 自动地
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If Miss d'Arnault stopped practising for a moment and went toward the window, she saw this hideous little pickaninny, dressed in an old piece of sacking, standing in the open space between the hollyhock rows, his body rocking automatically, his blind face lifted to the sun and wearing an expression of idiotic rapture.
Such things naturally left on the surface, for the time, a chill which we vociferously denied that we felt; and we had, all three, with repetition, got into such splendid training that we went, each time, almost automatically, to mark the close of the incident, through the very same movements.
Then Jokubas pointed out the place where the cattle were driven to be weighed, upon a great scale that would weigh a hundred thousand pounds at once and record it automatically.
But she walked always more and more drowsily, and clutched more and more automatically the sleeping child at her bosom.
Moncharmin opened it automatically, seemed hardly to recognize Mercier, his business-manager, exchanged a few words with him, without knowing what he was saying and, with an unconscious movement, put the safety-pin, for which he had no further use, into the hands of his bewildered subordinate.
In the earliest days of the telephone, Bell was fond of prophesying that "the time will come when we will talk across the Atlantic Ocean"; but this was regarded as a poetical fancy until Pupin invented his method of automatically propelling the electric current.
After she had passed fifty, nobody could tell her age; erect and silent always, she resembled a wooden figure working automatically.
Poyser took up her knitting which always lay ready at hand, and was the work she liked best, because she could carry it on automatically as she walked to and fro.
There are some things one says in life--as well as things one does--which come automatically, by reflex action, as the physiologists say (meaning, no doubt, action without reflection, just as lucus is said to be derived 'a non lucendo').
The horror I had of again breaking in on the privacy of another soul, made me, by an irrational instinct, draw the shroud of concealment more closely around my own, as we automatically perform the gesture we feel to be wanting in another.
These things he did as automatically as he skipped about the rigging, or made his dory a part of his own will and body.
He had indeed since that moment undergone an agitation so extraordinary that it might have muddled for him any earlier view; and he tried to convince himself that he might perhaps then have gone into the room and, inadvertently, automatically, on coming out, have drawn the door after him.

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