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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
References in classic literature ?
Before that he had recoiled automatically from hurt, as he had crawled automatically toward the light.
After she had passed fifty, nobody could tell her age; erect and silent always, she resembled a wooden figure working automatically.
All the while she wondered if any strange good thing might come of her being in her ancestral land; and some spirit within her rose automatically as the sap in the twigs.
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.
Tulliver began to lay back the tablecloths in the chest, folding and stroking them automatically.
He took and executed orders as automatically as the penny-in-the-slot musical-box in the corner took pennies and produced tunes.
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.
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 all lands where life is a hazard lightly played with and lightly flung aside, men turn, almost automatically, to gambling for diversion and relaxation.
So tensely was he strung, that a bunch of quail, exploding into flight from under his horse's nose, startled him to such an extent that automatically, instantly, he had reined in and fetched the carbine halfway to his shoulder.
We expected the beach to lift up this way and that, and the rocky walls to swing back and forth like the sides of a ship; and when we braced ourselves, automatically, for these various expected movements, their non-occurrence quite overcame our equilibrium.

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