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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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For example, after stroke it may be detrimental to incorporate complex tasks in therapy before the gait cycle itself is restored and a level of gait automaticity established.
Level 1: Direct instruction of basic rules, skills and concepts for efficient retention, recall and automaticity
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As summarized in the quotation at the beginning of this section, some researchers feel that the emphasis should be on the automaticity of impressions and beliefs.
A goal of repeated reading is for automaticity to generalize to novel passages.
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In response, we would point out that the concept of automaticity is a complex one (Moors & De Houwer, 2006), in that it can be defined according to a range of criteria (e.
Automaticity, resources and memory: theoretical controversies and practical implications.
between complexity and fluency as in this study and in Foster, 2001) to be tenable, it needs to consider the extent of development of L2 speakers' knowledge system in terms of formulaic storage and automaticity of rules.
Nevertheless, there is still too little automaticity, there are still too many exceptional cases, and there is still too much room for political influence.
It is likely that novice examiners will be more adversely affected by the limitations of working memory than experienced examiners because they have yet to develop automaticity in applying the necessary test administration competencies.

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