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noun 
  1. A car with automatic transmission.
I never learned to drive a stick. I can only drive an automatic.
  1. A semi-automatic pistol is often referred to as an automatic, although this is not strictly correct.
Translations: 
  • German: Auto mit Automatikgetriebe
adjective 
  1. Capable of operating without external control or intervention.
The automatic clothes washer was a great labor-saving device
  1. Acting out of habit; without conscious thought.
My reaction of fear was automatic.
  1. Describes a firearm which fires continuously as long as the trigger is pressed and ammunition is not exhausted. Used regarding machine pistols, submachine guns, or machine guns.
Translations: 
  • German: automatisch(de)
Etymology: From French automatique, from (italbrac, automatikos), from Ancient Greek (italbrac, automaton), neutral of (italbrac, automatos) "selfmoving, moving of oneself, self-acting, spontaneous", from (italbrac, autos) "self, myself" + (italbrac, memaa) "to wish eagerly, strive, yearn, desire".


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