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Adjective
/ˌôtəˈmatik/,
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(of a device or process) Working by itself with little or no direct human control,
  1. (of a device or process) Working by itself with little or no direct human control
    • - an automatic kettle that switches itself off when it boils
    • - calibration is fully automatic
  2. (of a firearm) Self-loading and able to fire continuously until the ammunition is exhausted or the pressure on the trigger is released
    • - automatic weapons
  3. (of a motor vehicle or its transmission) Using gears that shift by themselves according to speed and acceleration
    • - a four-speed automatic gearbox
  4. Done or occurring spontaneously, without conscious thought or intention
    • - automatic physical functions such as breathing
    • - “Nice to meet you,” he said, with automatic politeness
  5. Occurring as a matter of course and without debate
    • - he is the automatic choice for the senior team
  6. (esp. of a legal sanction) Given or imposed as a necessary and inevitable result of a fixed rule or particular set of circumstances
    • - for missing the team workout, he received an automatic one-game suspension
Noun
  1. An automatic machine or device, in particular

  2. A gun that continues firing until the ammunition is exhausted or the pressure on the trigger is released

  3. A vehicle with automatic transmission


  1. operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
  2. automatic rifle: light machine gun
  3. automatic pistol: a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
  4. resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine; "an automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency"
  5. without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"
  6. (automatically) in a reflex manner; "he answered automatically"
  7. Automatic is a defunct American automobile company. The company was based in Buffalo, New York and was active in 1921 only making a range of small electric cars and delivery vehicles.
  8. Automatic is the debut studio album of American rapper Cognito, released April 20, 2010 with Strange Music records. Since release the album has sold 1,290 copies.
  9. "Automatic" is a 2010 single by Canadian Danny Fernandes featuring fellow Canadian Belly from Fernandes' upcoming album AUTOMATICLUV .
  10. Automatic is an album by Dweezil Zappa, released in 2000.
  11. Automatic is a 1989 album released by Sharpe + Numan (a collaboration between Gary Numan and jazz keyboardist/producer Bill Sharpe, member of the jazz fusion group Shakatak). ...
  12. "Automatic / Time Will Tell" is a double A-side single released by Utada Hikaru, released as her second single overall and her first official Japanese language single. It was released on December 9, 1998. ...
  13. (Automatics) 1-piece cartons and trays that come pre-glued and only need to be pulled up to be erected. There are several styles of automatics: Beers Style and Automatic Bottoms (AB). Beers style is where the corners are pre-glued. ...
  14. That which provides a function without the necessity of human intervention.
  15. A firearm designed to feed cartridges, fire them, eject their empty cases and repeat this cycle as long as the trigger is depressed and cartridges remain in the feed system. Examples: machine guns, submachine guns, selective-fire rifles, including true assault rifles.
  16. Automatic or automatic watches usually refers to those mechanical watches which wind themselves by means of a swinging mass or rotor (which rotates by arm movement) which through a series of gears, winds the mainspring which in turn powers the watch.
  17. A watch whose mechanical movement is wound automatically, typically by the movement of the wearer. Also, known as a "self-winding" watch. In most automatics, a rotating weight, set into motion by moving the wrist, winds the spring barrel via the gear train of the watch movement.
  18. adj. (Often as ``automatic duration.'') Refers to an object which has its storage automatically allocated on entry to a function (or a nested block), and deallocated upon return from the function (or exit from the block). ...
  19. Descriptive of an easy putt; also, an extra Nassau bet that's allowed whenever a player is two points behind.
  20. can refer to a class of espresso machines that require you to grind, dose and tamp your coffee into a portafilter, but the machine brews for a predetermined volume and provides the required pressure automatically. The Solis SL-90 is an automatic espresso machine. ...
  21. A direct insurer may cede business to a reinsurer on an automatic basis within certain parameters without submitting policy-specific underwriting papers to the reinsurer for approval. Generally the parameters include a limited face amount which may vary by age and rating of the insured.
  22. A form of reinsurance in which the ceding company is obligated to cede, and the reinsurer is obligated to assume, risks which meet specific criteria based on the provisions of the reinsurance agreement and the ceding company's underwriting.
  23. An automatic is a mechanical watch whose mainspring is wound as a result of the wearer's arm motion. This should not be confused with Kinetic watch technology. (See Kinetic)
  24. a class of peening machine that precludes use of manual movement of either the shot stream or the workpiece but relies upon mechanical means to provides these features.
  25. An electric step that deploys and stows as the door is opened and closed. It can be switched off when open or closed by switching the step off.