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automatically

[ aw-tuh-mat-ik-lee ]
/ ˌɔ təˈmæt ɪk li /
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adverb
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.
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Origin of automatically

First recorded in 1710–15; automatic + -ly
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