What does automatic mean?

Definitions for automatic
ˌɔ təˈmæt ɪkau·to·mat·ic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word automatic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. automatic rifle, automatic, machine rifle(noun)

    light machine gun

  2. automatic pistol, automatic(adj)

    a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released

  3. automatic(adj)

    operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

    "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"

  4. automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, robotic(adj)

    resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

    "an automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency"

  5. automatic, reflex(a), reflexive(adj)

    without volition or conscious control

    "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"

Wiktionary

  1. automatic(Noun)

    A car with automatic transmission.

    I never learned to drive a stick. I can only drive an automatic.

    Etymology: From automatique, from αὐτόματον, neuter of αὐτόματος, from αὐτός + μέμαα.

  2. automatic(Noun)

    A semi-automatic firearm.

    Etymology: From automatique, from αὐτόματον, neuter of αὐτόματος, from αὐτός + μέμαα.

  3. automatic(Adjective)

    Capable of operating without external control or intervention.

    The automatic clothes washer was a great labor-saving device

    Etymology: From automatique, from αὐτόματον, neuter of αὐτόματος, from αὐτός + μέμαα.

  4. automatic(Adjective)

    Done out of habit or without conscious thought.

    The reaction was automatic: flight!

    Etymology: From automatique, from αὐτόματον, neuter of αὐτόματος, from αὐτός + μέμαα.

  5. automatic(Adjective)

    Firing continuously as long as the trigger is pressed until ammunition is exhausted.

    Etymology: From automatique, from αὐτόματον, neuter of αὐτόματος, from αὐτός + μέμαα.

  6. automatic(Adjective)

    Automatically added to and removed from the stack during the course of function calls.

    Etymology: From automatique, from αὐτόματον, neuter of αὐτόματος, from αὐτός + μέμαα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Automatic(adj)

    alt. of Automatical

Freebase

  1. Automatic

    Automatic is the third album by Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. The Mary Chain on this record is basically the core duo of brothers William and Jim Reid, with a drum machine providing percussion, and even a synthesizer filling in on bass guitar. The only other credited musician was Richard Thomas, who joined the touring version of the Mary Chain as a drummer. Thomas drummed on "Gimme Hell", and was a former member of Dif Juz. He also made appearances on Cocteau Twins' 1986 Victorialand LP and This Mortal Coil's 1986 Filigree & Shadow.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'automatic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4117

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'automatic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4102

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'automatic' in Adjectives Frequency: #547

How to pronounce automatic?

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How to say automatic in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of automatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of automatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of automatic in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Outside, we look like people, but inside we are as if machines that created evolution itself. Machine mechanisms of thinking moving from one extreme to another. The logic is completely automatic. Inside, everything works very accurately for a normal person, if something breaks, this person is called a madman. This is the absolute power of logic over everything. Robotic consciousness in which everything seems exotic when it is not a profit, but romance. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Timothy Snyder:

    A worry for the present and the future is that state collapse and global warming, separately or interacting, could end the exceptional period of peace to which we have grown accustomed, if we think that peace is automatic, we are likely to be complacent about the factors that bring it about.

  3. Tom Cashman:

    If you had family it was automatic: start as a runner, meeting people at different firms and working your way to branch out to your own firm.

  4. European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici:

    The Commission feels it's time to establish fiscal equity, so that companies pay what they owe, their fair share to the right place, there will be no escape clause and no room for interpretation on these requirements. It will be simple. It's automatic.

  5. Tony Green:

    State law says that if the margin is no more than one-fifth of 1 percent of the total votes cast in that election...then there shall be an automatic hand recount.

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Translations for automatic

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  • автомат, машинален, автоматичен, неволенBulgarian
  • automàticCatalan, Valencian
  • automatickýCzech
  • hunanysgogolWelsh
  • automatikDanish
  • automatisch, Maschinen-German
  • αυτόματος, αυτόματοGreek
  • semi-automática, automáticoSpanish
  • اتوماتیک, خودکارPersian
  • automaattinen, sarjatuli-Finnish
  • automatique, semi-automatiqueFrench
  • sjálfvirkurIcelandic
  • automaticoItalian
  • אוטומטיHebrew
  • 自動な, 自動的なJapanese
  • ស្វ័យប្រវត្តKhmer
  • эрксиз, акылдан тыш, автоматтык, механикалык, автоматтуу түрдө, өзү жүрүүчү, өзүнөн өзү, аргасыз, айласыз, аңсыз, машинадай, автоматтуу, адатынча, өзү кыймылдоочу, машиналуу түрдө, эс катышпастанKyrgyz
  • automateschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • aunoaMāori
  • автоматски, механички, автоматска, автоматско, автоматик, полуавтоматски пиштолMacedonian
  • automatikMalay
  • gedachtenloos, mechanisch, automaat, automatischDutch
  • odruchowy, automatyczny, samoczynnyPolish
  • automático, semi-automáticaPortuguese
  • automat, automatăRomanian
  • автомат, автоматический, механический, машинальныйRussian
  • avtomatski, avtomatik, avtomatičenSlovene
  • automatikAlbanian
  • automatiskSwedish
  • อัตโนมัติThai
  • tự động, tự nhiênVietnamese

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