[ aw-toh-seyv ]
/ ˈɔ toʊˌseɪv /
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- 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.
- an instance of this function: an autosave every three minutes.
verb (used with object), au·to·saved, au·to·sav·ing.
to save (a document or file) using this feature.
verb (used without object), au·to·saved, au·to·sav·ing.
to be automatically saved: Most video games autosave after each new level.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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