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Meaning of AUTOMATIC

Pronunciation:  `otu'matik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
  2. [n]  light machine gun
  3. [adj]  operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
  4. [adj]  like the unthinking functioning of a machine; "an automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency"
  5. [adj]  (physiology) without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"

AUTOMATIC is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: autoloading(a), automated, automatic pistol, automatic rifle, automatonlike, involuntary, machine rifle, machine-controlled, machine-driven, machinelike, reflex(a), reflexive, robotlike, self-acting, self-activating, self-loading, self-locking, self-moving, self-regulating, self-winding, semiautomatic
 Antonyms: manual
 See Also: assault rifle, automatic firearm, BAR, Browning automatic rifle, handgun, machine gun, mechanical, pistol, shooting iron, side arm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au`to*mat"ic\, Automatical \Au`to*mat"ic*al\, a. [Cf.
F. automatique. See {Automaton}.]
1. Having an inherent power of action or motion.

         Nothing can be said to be automatic.  --Sir H. Davy.

2. Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature
   of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under
   fixed conditions; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices
   in which certain things formerly or usually done by hand
   are done by the machine or device itself; as, the
   automatic feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an
   automatic engine or switch; an automatic mouse.

3. Not voluntary; not depending on the will; mechanical; as,
   automatic movements or functions.

         Unconscious or automatic reasoning.   --H. Spenser.

{Automatic arts}, such economic arts or manufacture as are
   carried on by self-acting machinery. --Ure.

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