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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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The automaticity of cognitive processes is known to determine the subjective cognitive effort in a given task (Shiffrin & Dumais, 1981).
In contrast, the only correlations that failed to attain statistical significance were Automaticity, Imagery and Relaxation factors with Emotional control, and also the correlation between Relaxation and Attentional control.
The importance of automaticity and fluency for efficient reading comprehension.
Fourth, this study intends to analyse the relationships between rapid naming and fluency in handwriting, and we expect, due to the automaticity and processing speed inherent to both, that there will be significant relationships between them.
Singing through an upper respiratory infection, responding to an unknown hall acoustic, or dealing with an ill-fitting costume piece are only a few obstacles that require quick thinking and expert technical adjustments, not automaticity. Afflictions of this nature can also beset the third phase, the performance itself; as any experienced singer knows, any number of surprises can happen during a live performance, all of which require quick thinking and flexibility.
On the other hand results from some decision-making exercises the authors carried out seem to support reduced automaticity as a key mechanism.
First, we hypothesized that patients with CFS would show reduced gait automaticity compared with nondisabled controls.
Despite the vast quantity of personal attributes prevalent among expert coaches, research has identified automaticity and relationship building as two integral traits possessed by expert coaches, which distinguishes those who have mastered the art of coaching from everybody else.
Its automaticity not only speeds up the production time, but also improves the accuracy of machine parts.
After months of difficult talks, the council adopted a non-binding statement on October 2 urging more access to aid, but that statement produced little except administrative progress.Moscow's UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, said Russian haggling had resulted in a resolution "of a balanced nature," while stressing that "there is no automaticity in taking sanctions."His US counterpart Samantha Power called it "a long overdue and necessary step.""This resolution is important because it contains clear demands for specific and concrete actions and there is a commitment to act in the event of non compliance...
Each chapter reviews an area of research on learning and findings on topics like why students don't like school, whether knowledge is an obstacle to teaching, the teacher-student relationship, the teacher's personality, the recitation method, teaching for automaticity in basic academic skills, the role of feedback, acquiring complex skills through social modeling and explicit teaching, expertise, knowledge acquisition and storage, the impact of cognitive load, memory, mnemonics, learning styles, multitasking, students as digital natives, the internet and thinking, how music impacts learning, self-enhancement, confidence, self-control, social interactions, inattentional blindness, and effort.
Although the text of the resolution will include a reference to Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, Gatilov stressed there will be "no automaticity in engaging" in military or non-military actions without a separate discussion at the UN Security Council.

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