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Meaning of AUTOMATISM

Pronunciation:  o'tâmu`tizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any reaction that occurs automatically without conscious thought or reflection (especially the undirected behavior seen in psychomotor epilepsy)
 

AUTOMATISM is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: reaction, response

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Au*tom"a*tism\, n.
The state or quality of being automatic; the power of
self-moving; automatic, mechanical, or involuntary action.
(Metaph.) A theory as to the activity of matter.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: automatic control, automatic writing, automation, automatization, bad habit, blind impulse, characteristic, compulsiveness, conditioning, creature of habit, custom, echolalia, echopraxia, force of habit, habit, habit pattern, habitude, impulse, instinct, instinctiveness, involuntariness, levitation, materialization, Ouija, pattern, peculiarity, planchette, poltergeist, poltergeistism, practice, praxis, psychography, psychorrhagy, reflex action, second nature, self-action, self-activity, self-determination, self-direction, self-government, self-motion, self-propulsion, self-regulation, sheer chemistry, spirit manifestation, spirit rapping, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, table tipping, telekinesis, teleportation, telesthesia, trance speaking, trick, unwilledness, usage, use, way, wont
 

 

 

 

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