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Automatic

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Noun

1. automatic, automatic rifle, machine rifle

light machine gun

2. automatic, automatic pistol

a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released

Adjective

3. automatic

operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

Example Sentences:
'automatic transmission'
'a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts'

4. automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotic, robotlike

resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

Example Sentences:
'an automatic thank you''
'machinelike efficiency'

5. automatic, reflex, reflexive

without volition or conscious control

Example Sentences:
'the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light'
'a reflex knee jerk'
'sneezing is reflexive'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Automatic

see synonyms of automatic
adjective
1. 
performed from force of habit or without conscious thought; lacking spontaneity; mechanical
an automatic smile
2. 
a. 
(of a device, mechanism, etc) able to activate, move, or regulate itself
b. 
(of an act or process) performed by such automatic equipment
3. 
(of the action of a muscle, gland, etc) involuntary or reflex
4. 
occurring as a necessary consequence
promotion is automatic after a year
5. (of a firearm)
a. 
utilizing some of the force of or gas from each explosion to eject the empty shell case, replace it with a new one, and fire continuously until release of the trigger
Compare semiautomatic (sense 2)
b.  short for semiautomatic (sense 2), See also machine (sense 5)
noun
6. 
an automatic firearm
7. 
a motor vehicle having automatic transmission
8. 
a machine that operates automatically

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Automatic

see synonyms of automatic
adjective
1. 
done without conscious thought or volition, as if mechanically
2. 
involuntary or reflex, as some muscle or gland action
3. 
a. 
moving, operating, etc. by itself; regulating itself
automatic machinery
b. 
done with automatic equipment
an automatic landing
4.  Firearms
a. 
using the force of the explosion of a shell to eject the empty cartridge case, place the next cartridge into the breech, and fire it, so that shots continue in rapid succession until the trigger is released
b.  Nontechnical
semiautomatic (sense 2)
noun
5. 
an automatic (or, popularly, semiautomatic) firearm
6. 
any automatic machine
7. 
an automotive vehicle having a transmission that changes gears automatically

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Automatic

see synonyms of automatic
adj.
1.
a. Acting or operating in a manner essentially independent of external influence or control: an automatic light switch; a budget deficit that triggered automatic spending cuts.
b. Self-regulating: an automatic washing machine.
2.
a. Acting or done without volition or conscious control; involuntary: automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eyes in strong light.
b. Acting or done as if by machine; mechanical: an automatic reply to a familiar question.
3.
a. Capable of firing continuously until ammunition is exhausted or the trigger is released: an automatic rifle.
b. Semiautomatic: an automatic pistol.
n.
1. An automatic machine or device.
2.
a. An automatic firearm.
b. A semiautomatic firearm.
3. A transmission or a motor vehicle with an automatic gear-shifting mechanism.
4. Football See audible.

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