automagical

[ aw-toh-maj-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˈmædʒ ɪ kəl /

adjective Digital Technology.

(of a usually complicated technical or computer process) done, operating, or happening in a way that is hidden from or not understood by the user, and in that sense, apparently “magical”: I just downloaded an automagical update to my word processing software that somehow fixed the problems.

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Origin of automagical

First recorded in 1980–85; auto(matic) + magical

OTHER WORDS FROM automagical

au·to·mag·i·cal·ly, adverb
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