automatic

[ aw-tuh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk /

adjective

noun

Idioms for automatic

    on automatic, being operated or controlled by or as if by an automatic device.

Origin of automatic

1740–50; < Greek autómat(os) self-moving (see automaton) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM automatic

synonym study for automatic

2. Automatic, involuntary, spontaneous all mean not under the control of the will. That which is automatic, however, is an invariable reaction to a fixed type of stimulus: The patella reflex is automatic. That which is involuntary is an unexpected response that varies according to the occasion, circumstances, mood, etc.: an involuntary cry of pain. That which is spontaneous arises from immediate stimuli and usually involves an expression of strong feeling: a spontaneous roar of laughter.
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British Dictionary definitions for automatic

automatic
/ (ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of automatic

automatically, adverbautomaticity (ˌɔːtəʊməˈtɪsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for automatic

C18: from Greek automatos acting independently
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