[ aw-tuh-mat-ik-lee ]
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  1. without volition or from force of habit; mechanically: Whenever I hear that song, I automatically think of my dad.

  2. by a device or process requiring no human intervention: The switch can be operated automatically or manually.

  1. in a manner independent of a decision or action:Your membership will be renewed automatically.

  2. (of a firearm) repeatedly for as long as the trigger is pulled: a rifle that fires automatically.

Origin of automatically

First recorded in 1710–15; automatic + -ly

Words Nearby automatically Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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