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adjective as in done or made by machine

adjective as in occurring as natural consequence

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Hovering above the scene, commandos in helicopters were poised with automatic rifles.

Brinsley stepped up to the passenger side of the patrol car, raised a silver Taurus semi-automatic pistol and began firing.

The low crunch of packed dirt against rubber tire was overwhelmed by the ragged explosions of automatic gunfire.

Instead we heard the crackle of automatic gunfire and we could see gray smoke rising from the eastern side of the town.

He now stands in the self-proclaimed caliphate, also holding a child as well as an automatic weapon.

In the same way the technical form and mechanism of production were presumed to respond to an automatic stimulus.

This automatic suitable bass device does not interfere with the normal use of the stop-keys of the pedal department by hand.

It was not purposely contrived, it was in automatic obedience to deeper impulses than she knew.

He launched into a long explanation of some scheme he had in mind for securing automatic balancing.

No sooner had his feet hit the floor, however, than he felt the cold, stern prod of the barrel of an automatic.


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On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to automatic, such as: automated, electric, electronic, mechanical, mechanized, and motorized.

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