What does automatic mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term 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.

  2. automatic(Noun)

    A semi-automatic firearm.

  3. automatic(Adjective)

    Capable of operating without external control or intervention.

    The automatic clothes washer was a great labor-saving device

  4. automatic(Adjective)

    Done out of habit or without conscious thought.

    The reaction was automatic: flight!

  5. automatic(Adjective)

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

  6. automatic(Adjective)

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

  7. Origin: 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.

Suggested Resources

  1. automatic

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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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

    It won't be automatic.

  2. Kevin McGill:

    The solicitor said, 'It's automatic jail time,'.

  3. Duncan Burt:

    We will want to look at that automatic chain of events.

  4. Frank Capra:

    Automatic simply means that you can't repair it yourself.

  5. Edgar Pons:

    It is super, for me, very useful, because I have an automatic house.

Images & Illustrations of automatic

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