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automatic

1. 
a. (of a device, mechanism, etc.) able to activate, move, or regulate itself
b. (of an act or process) performed by such automatic equipment
2. (of the action of a muscle, gland, etc.) involuntary or reflex
3. a motor vehicle having automatic transmission
4. a machine that operates automatically

automatic

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik]
(engineering)
Having a self-acting mechanism that performs a required act at a predetermined time or in response to certain conditions.
(ordnance)

automatic

Said of a door, window, or other opening protective device that is so constructed and arranged that, when actuated by a predetermined temperature or rise in temperature, it will operate as intended.
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There are two key factors in this dominance: (1) the extra cost in purchase price of automatic transmissions; (2) the in-built prejudice against automatics.
Ride comfort is a major criterion for any automatic transmission, but automated transmission systems differ substantially in terms of the level of shift comfort and spontaneity they afford when changing gears," said Wagner.
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Silk-screening machines for flat as well as round printing are fully automatic, computer-controlled and range from a mini table model to the most advanced S-1000 MB machine.
The story was accompanied by illustrations of several semi-automatic versions of automatic weapons, with captions that cited the much higher firing rates of the automatics.
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