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 automatic automatic

adj

  • () operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control  ( automatic )
    operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control
     automatic transmission
    automatic transmission
     a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts
    a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts
  • noun

  • a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released  ( automatic, automatic pistol )
    a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
  • light machine gun  ( automatic, automatic rifle, machine rifle )
    light machine gun
  • adj

  • () resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine  ( automatonlike, robotic, robotlike, machinelike, automatic )
    resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
     an automatic thank you'
    an automatic thank you'
     machinelike efficiency
    machinelike efficiency
  • () without volition or conscious control  ( reflex, reflexive, automatic )
    without volition or conscious control
     the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
     a reflex knee jerk
    a reflex knee jerk
     sneezing is reflexive
    sneezing is reflexive