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Adjective: automatic  ,o-tu'ma-tik
  1. Operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control
    "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
  2. Resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
    "an automatic 'thank you'";
    - automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, robotic
  3. (physiology) without volition or conscious control
    "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light";
    - reflex, reflexive
Noun: automatic  ,o-tu'ma-tik
  1. Self-loading rifle capable of automatic fire
    - automatic rifle, machine rifle
  2. A pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
    - automatic pistol
  3. A car with automatic transmission

Derived forms: automatics

See also: autoloading, automated, involuntary, machine-controlled, machine-driven, mechanical, self-acting, self-activating, self-loading, self-locking, self-moving, self-regulating, self-winding, semiautomatic, smart

Type of: automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon, handgun, machine gun, pistol, rifle, shooting iron, side arm

Antonym: manual

Encyclopedia: Automatic