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autocomplete

[ aw-toh-kuhm-pleet ]
/ 藢蓴 to蕣 k蓹m藞plit /
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verb (used with object), au路to路com路plet路ed, au路to路com路plet路ing.
to complete (a sequence of characters) in a text field in a digital document or app: Why would this library app autocomplete a book鈥檚 title if they don鈥檛 have it?!Compare auto-populate.
sometimes used interchangeably with autofill (def. 1).
noun Also Au路to路Com路plete [aw-toh-kuhm-pleet] /藞蓴 to蕣 k蓹m藢plit/ .
a feature of a messaging app, word processor, email program, web browser, etc., that automatically predicts the remaining characters in a word or phrase based on what has been typed or input before: Using autocomplete makes typing on my phone鈥檚 tiny keyboard so much faster.
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Origin of autocomplete

First recorded in 1990鈥95; auto-3 + complete

OTHER WORDS FROM autocomplete

au路to路com路ple路tion, noun
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