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.
automatic rifle, automatic, machine riflenoun
light machine gun
automatic pistol, automaticadjective
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, roboticadjective
resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
"an automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency"
automatic, reflex(a), reflexiveadjective
without volition or conscious control
"the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"
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How to use automatic in a sentence?
It is implausible to the extreme that an automatic, incidental, mechanical activity that largely saw no human contact could rise to the level of genocidal violation.
We will ban all high-capacity magazines. We will ban all parts with the ability to convert semiautomatic, or any other type of firearm, into a military-style semi-automatic weapon, in short, every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country.
On at least two occasions, Finicum reaches his right hand toward a pocket ... on his jacket, he did have a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun in that pocket.
What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terror suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon?
Here are the seven signs of Narcissism, which you can use to identify the Narcissists that may be around you in the society.: (1) Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways. (2) Magical thinking: Narcissists view themselves as perfect at all times, using distortion and illusion known as “magical thinking“. They also use projection to dump shame onto others. (3) Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may re-inflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else. (4) Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person. (5) Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage. (6) Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed. (7) Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.
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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