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auto answer

[¦ȯd·ō ′an·sər]
(communications)
The feature of a modem that receives the telephone ring for an incoming call and accepts the call to establish a connection.

auto answer

(1) A modem feature that accepts a telephone call and establishes the connection. See auto dial.

(2) A cellphone feature that answers the call after some number of rings, allowing you to use a headset and receive a call without manual intervention.
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