Meaning of AUTOMATIC in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ɔ:təmætɪk ]

( automatics)

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


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.



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...



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



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

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


• auto‧mati‧cal‧ly

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

ADV : usu ADV with v


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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