Meaning of AUTOMATIC in English



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


An ~ 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 ~ doors.



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

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



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



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

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



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

ADV: usu ADV with v


If something such as an action or a punishment is ~, 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 ~ charge of manslaughter...

ADJ: usu ADJ n


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

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

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