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 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.

  2. automaticnoun

    A semi-automatic firearm.

  3. automaticadjective

    Capable of operating without external control or intervention.

    The automatic clothes washer was a great labor-saving device

  4. automaticadjective

    Done out of habit or without conscious thought.

    The reaction was automatic: flight!

  5. automaticadjective

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

  6. automaticadjective

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

  7. 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. Jack Levin:

    We have so many semi-automatic weapons that can be easily concealed, and taken from the home and used on classmates or whoever, the real problem in (the United States) has to do with handguns being in the hands of the wrong people. But you can't blame it all on guns. (The United States) leads the Western world in nongun homicides, too.

  2. Gareth Johnson:

    I stayed back when I heard Otto had been detained, it was an automatic response. I wanted to try and work out what the situation was and it was my hope that I would at least be able to speak with him.

  3. Patrick Golden:

    We have to stop this senseless violence in the United States and the city of Chicago, here you have a kid who served his country in the Army … and then somebody was out there with a fully automatic handgun shoots him in the back. It paralyzes him for the rest of his life. This has to stop. People are getting slaughtered all over the United States of America. It has to stop.

  4. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

    It won't be automatic.

  5. Phil Watson:

    Modern gun laws became a political flashpoint in the late 1960s through the current day withthe passage of several new state and federal gun laws. The dividing lines became more clear in the 1990s with a controversial ban on the production of semi-automatic rifles.

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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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