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automatic

[ aw-tuh-mat-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF automatic
  • adj.done or made by machine
  • adj.done by habit
  • adj.occurring as natural consequence

Synonyms for automatic

  • automated
  • electric
  • electronic
  • mechanical
  • mechanized
  • motorized
  • robotic
  • self-moving
  • self-regulating
  • self-starting
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Antonyms for automatic

  • by hand
  • manual
  • stilted
  • thought-out
  • unnatural
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUTOMATIC

Wheatstone was knighted in 1868, after his completion of the automatic telegraph.

At last, with a shake of the head, we consented to get into the automatic carriage.

Hilary's hand went to the butt of the automatic within his blouse.

He stopped, whirled, automatic thrusting its blue nose forward.

The automatic dropped from his hand, and he crimped up like a stuck grubworm.

Hilary took a firmer grip on his automatic, nodded once to Grim.

If there was—he shrugged his shoulders and loosened the automatic in his blouse.

The automatic control of the Nomad can be used when necessary.

Hence whatever is stiff, automatic, machine-like, excites a smile.

He took in the Captain's automatic, and the bayonets behind me, at a glance.

WORD ORIGIN

"self-acting, moving or acting on its own," 1812, from Greek automatos, used of the gates of Olympus and the tripods of Hephaestus (also "without apparent cause, by accident"), from autos "self" (see auto-) + matos "thinking, animated" (see automaton). Of involuntary animal or human actions, from 1748, first used in this sense by English physician and philosopher David Hartley (1705-1757). In reference to a type of firearm, from 1877; specifically of machinery that imitates human-directed action from 1940.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AUTOMATIC

automated

adjectivemade or done by a machine
  • automatic
  • computerized
  • electrical
  • electronic
  • mechanical
  • mechanized
  • motorized
  • programmed
  • robotic

habitual

adjectiveusual, established
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