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 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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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. Jenny Radesky:

    Children will say automatic yes and no responses, instead ask 'What feels bad? Point to it. What does it feel like?'.

  2. Richard Logozzo:

    I go to the automatic reader and if it says not a winner, there’s a trash receptacle there and I drop it in.

  3. Josh Sugarmann:

    Assault weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons --anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

  4. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

    We are bringing forward legislation to stop the system of automatic early release. The difficulty is how to apply retrospectively to the cohort of people who currently qualify, it is time to take action to ensure, irrespective of the law we are bringing in, people in the current stream dont qualify automatically for early release.

  5. Tony Visconti:

    That's the hallmark of the way we work, he sounds really good when we do this effect called ADT, automatic double-tracking. Then we fooled around with some rippling, repeat echoes. They're all custom-made effects.

Images & Illustrations of automatic

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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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