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automaticity

[ aw-tuh-muh-tis-i-tee ]
/ ˌɔ tə məˈtɪs ɪ ti /
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noun

the quality or fact of being performed involuntarily or unconsciously, as a reflex, innate process, or ingrained habit: This online math program helps students achieve automaticity in the basic facts of addition and subtraction.
the fact or quality of starting or operating independently: In this historical drama, everything happens with the automaticity of clockwork, as if the ending has already been written.

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