HyperDic: automatic

English > 5 senses of the word automatic:
ADJECTIVEallautomaticoperating with minimal human intervention
allautomatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, roboticresembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
allautomatic, reflex, reflexivewithout volition or conscious control
NOUNartifactautomatic, automatic rifle, machine riflelight machine gun
artifactautomatic, automatic pistola pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
automatic > pronunciation
Soundsao.tahmae'tihk; ao.towmae'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > automatic: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningoperating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control.
Examples
  • "automatic transmission"
  • "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
Narrowerautoloading, self-loading, semiautomatic(of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
automated, machine-controlled, machine-drivenoperated by automation
self-acting, self-activating, self-moving, self-regulatingdesigned to activate or move or regulate itself
self-lockinglocking automatically when closed
self-windingdesigned so that manual winding is unnecessary
semiautomaticpartially automatic
smartcapable of independent and apparently intelligent action
See alsomechanicalUsing (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
Oppositemanualrequiring human effort
Spanishautomática, automático
Catalanautomàtic
Nounsautomaticlight machine gun
automatica pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
automatona mechanism that can move automatically
Verbsautomatizemake automatic or control or operate automatically
English > automatic: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningresembling the unthinking functioning of a machine.
Example"an automatic 'thank you'"
Synonymsautomatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, robotic
BroadermechanicalUsing (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
Spanishautomático
Catalanautomàtic
Nounsautomatonsomeone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic / apathetic way
Adverbsautomaticallyin a mechanical manner
Verbsautomatizeturn into an automaton
English > automatic: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWithout volition or conscious control.
Example"the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"
Synonymsreflex, reflexive
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
BroaderinvoluntaryControlled by the autonomic nervous system
Spanishautomático, reflejo
Catalanautomàtic, reflex
Adverbsautomaticallyin a reflex manner
English > automatic: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninglight machine gun.
Synonymsautomatic rifle, machine rifle
NarrowerBrowning automatic rifle, BARA portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine
assault rifle, assault gunAny of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
Broaderautomatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weaponA firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
machine gunA rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
Spanishautomático, fusil ametrallador, fusil automático
Catalanfusell automàtic
Adjectivesautomaticoperating with minimal human intervention
English > automatic: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released.
Synonymautomatic pistol
Broaderautomatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weaponA firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting ironA firearm that is held and fired with one hand
Spanisharma automática, automática
Adjectivesautomaticoperating with minimal human intervention

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