But the drama that unfolds across their visages is indicative of automaticity rather than authenticity.
Without such exaggeration, America may justly claim the contribution of automaticity to the Machine of Civilization.
Similarly, all our experience in life tends to automaticity.
Not only is it true that repetition makes for automaticity, but intensity is also an aid.
In the best modern types of engine this automaticity goes far indeed.
The essence of automaticity is that mechanism at a certain, predetermined point in an operation shall perform a required act.
"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.
"automatic weapon," 1902, from automatic (adj.). Meaning "motorized vehicle with automatic transmission" is from 1949.