What does automatic mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. automatic rifle, automatic, machine riflenoun

    light machine gun

  2. automatic pistol, automaticadjective

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

  3. automaticadjective

    operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

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

  4. automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, roboticadjective

    resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

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

  5. automatic, reflex(a), reflexiveadjective

    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. automaticnoun

    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. automaticnoun

    A semi-automatic firearm.

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

  3. automaticadjective

    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. automaticadjective

    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. automaticadjective

    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. automaticadjective

    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. Automaticadjective

    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

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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. Denis Watley:

    Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

  2. The President:

    I don't think my role is to rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either.

  3. Gun City:

    The MSSA, military-style automatic, reportedly used by the alleged gunman was not purchased from Gun City. Gun City did not sell him an MSSA, only A-category firearms.

  4. Jeff Ginn:

    I checked his pulse, he wasn't breathing, he didn't have a pulse, i pulled him on the floor, undid his shorts, attached the AED( automatic external defibrillator). I did CPR.

  5. Thomas Kiklas:

    Make sure that you use the charger that comes with the battery, and make sure the charger has a shutoff device, an automatic shutoff device, so it's not overcharged. That's typically the biggest issue which causes batteries to fail.

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Translations for automatic

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  • неволен, автомат, машинален, автоматиченBulgarian
  • automàticCatalan, Valencian
  • automatickýCzech
  • hunanysgogolWelsh
  • automatikDanish
  • automatisch, Maschinen-German
  • αυτόματος, αυτόματοGreek
  • automático, semi-automáticaSpanish
  • خودکار, اتوماتیکPersian
  • automaattinen, sarjatuli-Finnish
  • semi-automatique, automatiqueFrench
  • sjálfvirkurIcelandic
  • automaticoItalian
  • אוטומטיHebrew
  • 自動的な, 自動なJapanese
  • ស្វ័យប្រវត្តKhmer
  • автоматтуу, айласыз, аргасыз, аңсыз, машинадай, өзүнөн өзү, өзү жүрүүчү, автоматтуу түрдө, эс катышпастан, адатынча, машиналуу түрдө, акылдан тыш, автоматтык, өзү кыймылдоочу, эрксиз, механикалыкKyrgyz
  • automateschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • aunoaMāori
  • полуавтоматски пиштол, механички, автоматски, автоматско, автоматик, автоматскаMacedonian
  • automatikMalay
  • automatisch, mechanisch, gedachtenloos, automaatDutch
  • samoczynny, odruchowy, automatycznyPolish
  • automático, semi-automáticaPortuguese
  • automată, automatRomanian
  • механический, машинальный, автомат, автоматическийRussian
  • avtomatik, avtomatičen, avtomatskiSlovene
  • automatikAlbanian
  • automatiskSwedish
  • อัตโนมัติThai
  • tự nhiên, tự độngVietnamese

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