[ aw-toh-skee-dee-az-uh m ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˈski diˌæz əm /


something that is improvised or extemporized.


Nearby words

  1. autoreproduction,
  2. autorickshaw,
  3. autorotation,
  4. autoroute,
  5. autosave,
  6. autosensitization,
  7. autosepticemia,
  8. autoserum,
  9. autosexing,
  10. autosite

Origin of autoschediasm

1835–45; < Greek autoschedíasma, derivative, with -(s)ma resultative noun suffix, of autoschediázein to extemporize, verbal derivative of autoschédios hand-to-hand, offhand, improvised, equivalent to auto- auto-1 + schédios near, casual, offhand, derivative of schedón (adv.) near, close by, akin to échein to hold, possess

Related formsau·to·sche·di·ast, nounau·to·sche·di·as·tic, au·to·sche·di·as·ti·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019