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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 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.
If automaticity was linked to word recognition, Rasinski said prosody completed the bridge by linking fluency to comprehension.
First, we hypothesized that patients with CFS would show reduced gait automaticity compared with nondisabled controls.
On the other hand results from some decision-making exercises the authors carried out seem to support reduced automaticity as a key mechanism.
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.
Depending on the person and the habit they were trying to learn, automaticity took anywhere from 18 days to eight months to set in.
Automaticity is a measure of how close a non-regular language is to being regular.
To understand how such sets are activated, it is necessary to appreciate the powerful influence of the current environment on behavior (Wood, Quinn, & Kashy, 2002) and the process of environmentally-driven automaticity.
Develop Decoding Skills and Automaticity To Focus on Meaning (Block & Lacina, 2008; Hasbrouck & Tindal, 1992; LaBerge & Samuels, 1974; Samuels & Flor, 1997).
In this and all subsequent steps, mastery is determined according to when automaticity is achieved.

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