automatic automatic  /ˌɔ tə ˈmæ tɪk/


  1. (n) light machine gun
  2. (n) a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
  3. (adj) operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control
  4. (adj) resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
  5. (adj) without volition or conscious control


  1. Wall Street's newest romance is with the automatic vending-machine industry, which is changing the eating and buying habits of America.
  2. Louisiana Democratic Party Chair and Automatic Delegate Chris Whittington Endorses Hillary.
  3. The flash is automatic; as convenient as that can be, I sometimes like to turn off the flash and shoot in low natural light this camera can't or won't do that.


  1. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, Google, Coca-Cola and Automatic Data Processing

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, Google, Coca-Cola and Automatic Data Processing
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Automatic Pancake Machine By POPCAKE Is Probably Not Necessary (VIDEO)

    We actually just don't know anymore. What we have to share with you today is confusing us so deeply, we're nearly beyond sarcasm (nearly!). We are talking about an automatic pancake machine . Let that sink in -- fresh, hot pancakes, directly from robot to human, with no actual cooking required.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Soccer-Uzbekistan win but miss automatic spot for Brazil

    * Iran, South Korea grab automatic qualifying places * Uzbekistan finish third on goal difference (Adds quotes, details) June 18 (Reuters) - Uzbekistan rallied to beat Qatar 5-1 in Tashkent on Tuesday but came up two goals short of securing their first appearance in a World Cup after Iran's win in South Korea sent both those teams to Brazil. Uzbekistan were pushed into third place in Asian ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports


  1. He added: "In 2008 they won the European Championships in a very convincing way and they have been unchanged over the past two or three years. They play in an automatic way. They have put on top performances in all matches they have played and they...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: The Press Association

  2. "It used to be if I got a triple-double, that was an automatic win," Kidd said to ESPN. "That's just not the case now. We tried to make this work. We've found out it doesn't. It's time for us all to move on."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Jason Kidd Source: SBR Forum

  3. Pressed on how she would enforce her mandate, Clinton said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."
    on Aug 24, 2006 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Leading The Charge

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