- without volition or from force of habit; mechanically: Whenever I hear that song, I automatically think of my dad.
- by a device or process requiring no human intervention: The switch can be operated automatically or manually.
- in a manner independent of a decision or action:Your membership will be renewed automatically.
- (of a firearm) repeatedly for as long as the trigger is pulled: a rifle that fires automatically.
Origin of automatically
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Examples from the Web for automatically
Although Southern did not automatically equal neo-Confederate, at times the distinction could easily get lost.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern
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Tickets will be free, but anyone who has ever denied anthropogenic climate change will be automatically denied a boarding pass.I Want My Damn Hoverboard! 12 Movie Inventions That Should Exist
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As the Hooters press kit shows, an appreciation for breasts does not automatically translate to an appreciation of women.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon
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In some places, teenagers accused of particularly heinous crimes are automatically tried as adults.Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too
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I got my hands on an exclusive early test run of the Amiigo, a health gadget that automatically tracks gym exercises.Amiigo Tracker Pairs Data With Deadlifts
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Dick automatically followed him, and then stepped back, startled.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Buel saw a man wave his hand, and automatically he waved in return.One Day's Courtship
As in the past he had bristled and snarled at sight of Lip-lip, so now, and automatically, he bristled and snarled.White Fang
That automatically made them captain and executive officer of the Benefactor.Join Our Gang?
Sterling E. Lanier
The great generators idled and automatically came to a stop.In the Orbit of Saturn
Roman Frederick Starzl
Word Origin and History for automatically
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper