- automata theory,
- automated teller machine,
- automated-teller machine,
- automatic beat,
- automatic camera,
- automatic data processing,
- automatic door,
- automatic exposure
Origin of automatic
Examples from the Web for automaticity
But the drama that unfolds across their visages is indicative of automaticity rather than authenticity.
The essence of automaticity is that mechanism at a certain, predetermined point in an operation shall perform a required act.
Not only is it true that repetition makes for automaticity, but intensity is also an aid.How to Teach|George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
In the best modern types of engine this automaticity goes far indeed.
- (of a device, mechanism, etc) able to activate, move, or regulate itself
- (of an act or process) performed by such automatic equipment
Word Origin for automatic
"self-acting, moving or acting on its own," 1812, from Greek automatos, used of the gates of Olympus and the tripods of Hephaestus (also "without apparent cause, by accident"), from autos "self" (see auto-) + matos "thinking, animated" (see automaton). Of involuntary animal or human actions, from 1748, first used in this sense by English physician and philosopher David Hartley (1705-1757). In reference to a type of firearm, from 1877; specifically of machinery that imitates human-directed action from 1940.
"automatic weapon," 1902, from automatic (adj.). Meaning "motorized vehicle with automatic transmission" is from 1949.