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  1. a feature of a software program that automatically saves an open document or file: I like to live dangerously and turn off the autosave feature in my word processor.
  2. an instance of this function: an autosave every three minutes.
verb (used with object), au路to路saved, au路to路sav路ing.
to save (a document or file) using this feature.
verb (used without object), au路to路saved, au路to路sav路ing.
to be automatically saved: Most video games autosave after each new level.
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Origin of autosave

First recorded in 1980鈥85; auto-3 + save1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use autosave in a sentence

  • No matter what happens, at least some characters will make it to the climax, ensuring a complete story, and a proactive autosave encourages players to fail forward, embrace consequences, and replay the whole game to see alternate paths.