Adjective Definition


1.Definition: operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

"Automatic transmission", "A budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"

2.Definition: resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine

"An automatic `thank you'"

Related Adjective(s):automatonlike, machinelike, robotic, robotlike

3.Definition: without volition or conscious control

"The automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"

Related Adjective(s):reflex, reflexive

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