automatic transmission

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automatic transmission

n
(Automotive Engineering) a transmission system in a motor vehicle, usually incorporating a fluid clutch, in which the gears change automatically

automat′ic transmis′sion


n.
an automotive transmission requiring either very little or no manual shifting of gears.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.automatic transmission - a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the carautomatic transmission - a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the car
transmission system, transmission - the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
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