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. Judge Pierre Hendrickx:

    For Abaaoud and the Verviers cell, the (Brussels) airport at Zaventem constituted a target, the cell in Verviers aimed for the bloodiest possible attacks using bombs and automatic weapons.

  2. 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.

  3. New Zealand:

    We will ban all high-capacity magazines. We will ban all parts with the ability to convert semiautomatic, or any other type of firearm, into a military-style semi-automatic weapon, in short, every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country.

  4. Boris Johnson:

    I opposed [automatic release] both in 2003 and 2008, and now that I am prime minister Im going to take steps to make sure that people are not released early when they commit... serious sexual, violent or terrorist offenses, i absolutely deplore that fact that this man was out on the streets... and we are going to take action against it.

  5. Brandon Lipps:

    Unfortunately, automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires and others who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure to become eligible for SNAP when they clearly don't need it.

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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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