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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
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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)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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