automatic rifle, automatic, machine rifle(noun)
light machine gun
automatic pistol, automatic(adj)
a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control
"automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, robotic(adj)
resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
"an automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency"
automatic, reflex(a), reflexive(adj)
without volition or conscious control
"the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"
Capable of operating without external control or intervention.
The automatic clothes washer was a great labor-saving device
Done out of habit or without conscious thought.
The reaction was automatic: flight!
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is spontaneous which is freely done, with no external compulsion and, in human actions, without special premeditation or distinct determination of the will; that is voluntary which is freely done with distinct act of will; that is involuntary which is independent of the will, and perhaps in opposition to it; a willing act is not only in accordance with will, but with desire. Thus voluntary and involuntary, which are antonyms of each other, are both partial synonyms of spontaneous. We speak of spontaneous generation, spontaneous combustion, spontaneous sympathy, an involuntary start, an unbidden tear, voluntary agreement, willing submission. A babe's smile in answer to that of its mother is spontaneous; the smile of a pouting child wheedled into good humor is involuntary. In physiology the action of the heart and lungs is called involuntary; the growth of the hair and nails is spontaneous; the action of swallowing is voluntary up to a certain point, beyond which it becomes involuntary or automatic. In the fullest sense of that which is not only without the will but distinctly in opposition to it, or compulsory, involuntary becomes an antonym, not only of voluntary but of spontaneous; as, involuntary servitude. A spontaneous outburst of applause is of necessity an act of volition, but so completely dependent on sympathetic impulse that it would seem frigid to call it voluntary, while to call it involuntary would imply some previous purpose or inclination not to applaud.
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How to use automatic in a sentence?
We will want to look at that automatic chain of events.
What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terror suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon?
Modern gun laws became a political flashpoint in the late 1960s through the current day withthe passage of several new state and federal gun laws. The dividing lines became more clear in the 1990s with a controversial ban on the production of semi-automatic rifles.
The suspect, then without any warning, takes out a semi-automatic pistol and fires one shot at our officer.
Guns are a part of our lives and we’re not going to be caught in this type of situation, so with all due respect to anyone in this type of situation if anyone ever comes through the front door with an automatic rifle, they’re not going to be able to kill 150 people at a KING show, they’ll probably be shot from the stage.
Translations for automatic
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- автомат, машинален, автоматичен, неволенBulgarian
- automàticCatalan, Valencian
- automatisch, Maschinen-German
- αυτόματος, αυτόματοGreek
- semi-automática, automáticoSpanish
- اتوماتیک, خودکارPersian
- automaattinen, sarjatuli-Finnish
- automatique, semi-automatiqueFrench
- 自動な, 自動的なJapanese
- эрксиз, акылдан тыш, автоматтык, механикалык, автоматтуу түрдө, өзү жүрүүчү, өзүнөн өзү, аргасыз, айласыз, аңсыз, машинадай, автоматтуу, адатынча, өзү кыймылдоочу, машиналуу түрдө, эс катышпастанKyrgyz
- automateschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- автоматски, механички, автоматска, автоматско, автоматик, полуавтоматски пиштолMacedonian
- gedachtenloos, mechanisch, automaat, automatischDutch
- odruchowy, automatyczny, samoczynnyPolish
- automático, semi-automáticaPortuguese
- automat, automatăRomanian
- автомат, автоматический, механический, машинальныйRussian
- avtomatski, avtomatik, avtomatičenSlovene
- tự động, tự nhiênVietnamese
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