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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How to use automatically in a sentence
It was significant enough for the stability control system to automatically intervene.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future | Dan Carney | February 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
After every implementation and campaign, the tool learns automatically and shows scopes for improvement for future campaigns.Five ways to use machine learning in digital marketing | Birbahadur Kathayat | February 12, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
You have to bet from this dynamic pot, and only from this pot — you cannot add anything else to it other than your winnings, which automatically go back into the pot.
Nextdoor’s neighborhood moderators are often selected by invitations from other leads, and the first person to “found” their community’s digital presence on the platform can automatically become a lead.
AI and advertising seems to be the way paid search is moving to improve efficiencies automatically.Microsoft Ads to replace Manual CPC with Enhanced CPC by end of April | Carolyn Lyden | February 9, 2021 | Search Engine Land
Although Southern did not automatically equal neo-Confederate, at times the distinction could easily get lost.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern | Lloyd Green | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even if they managed two or three days of hearings for Lynch, the calendar automatically goes into the following week.What If the United States Had No Attorney General? | Eleanor Clift | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tickets will be free, but anyone who has ever denied anthropogenic climate change will be automatically denied a boarding pass.I Want My Damn Hoverboard! 12 Movie Inventions That Should Exist | Rich Goldstein | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But does simply announcing one has a story automatically legitimize its telling?From Didion to Dunham, Female Essayists Seize the Day | Lucy Scholes | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the Hooters press kit shows, an appreciation for breasts does not automatically translate to an appreciation of women.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon | Emily Shire | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hence, at the end of the war, the provision for redemption of Bank of England notes will work automatically.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
Tom sat for a long time before the open window in a state of half stupor, staring at the pictures his mind offered automatically.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Directly any one of these be touched, the suitable bass mechanism is automatically thrown out of action.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
You mean his Subtle Body, as you call it, might issue forth automatically in deep sleep and seek the object of its desire?Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
automatically, as a result of habit, she unlocked her jewel-case and took out a tiny phial containing minute cachets.Dope | Sax Rohmer