Meaning of 'automatic'

Find the meaning of the word ‘automatic’

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Meaning of ‘automatic’

5 definitions found.



operating with minimal human intervention


resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

Example: "an automatic `thank you'"

Synonyms: automatonlike machinelike robotlike robotic


without volition or conscious control

Example: "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"

Synonyms: reflexive reflex


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

Synonyms: automatic pistol


light machine gun

Synonyms: automatic rifle machine rifle

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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