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au·to·mat·ic

automatic

 
 
pronunciation:
aw t mae tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: working or operating by itself.
This house has an automatic heating system.
 
synonyms:
spontaneous
similar words:
mechanical
definition 2: done without having to think about it.
Breathing and digestion are automatic actions.
synonyms:
involuntary
antonyms:
conscious, deliberate
similar words:
instinctive, reflex, spontaneous, unconscious
derivations: automatically (adv.), automaticity (n.)
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  • automatically:
    in an automatic way.
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The word automatic contains the following part:
aut, auto Greek prefix that means self