Meaning of AUTOMATIC in English

AUTOMATIC

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɔ:təmætɪk ]

( automatics)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

An automatic machine or device is one which has controls that enable it to perform a task without needing to be constantly operated by a person. Automatic methods and processes involve the use of such machines.

Modern trains have automatic doors.

ADJ

2.

An automatic is a gun that keeps firing shots until you stop pulling the trigger.

He drew his automatic and began running in the direction of the sounds...

N-COUNT

3.

An automatic is a car in which the gears change automatically as the car’s speed increases or decreases.

N-COUNT

4.

An automatic action is one that you do without thinking about it.

All of the automatic body functions, even breathing, are affected.

ADJ

• auto‧mati‧cal‧ly

Strangely enough, you will automatically wake up after this length of time...

ADV : usu ADV with v

5.

If something such as an action or a punishment is automatic , it happens without people needing to think about it because it is the result of a fixed rule or method.

Those drivers should face an automatic charge of manslaughter...

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• auto‧mati‧cal‧ly

As an account customer, you are automatically entitled to a variety of benefits...

ADV : usu ADV with v , also ADV n / adj

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