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automaticala. [Cf. F. automatique. See Automaton.].
  •  Having an inherent power of action or motion.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nothing can be said to be automatic."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under fixed conditions; operating with minimal human intervention; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices in which certain things formerly or usually done by hand are done by the machine or device itself; as, the automatic feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an automatic engine or switch; an automatic mouse; an automatic transmission. The opposite of manual.
    "Narrower terms are: autoloading(prenominal), semiautomatic ; automated, machine-controlled, machine-driven ; self-acting, self-activating, self-moving, self-regulating ; self-locking ; self-winding ."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not voluntary; not depending on the will; mechanical; controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; as, automatic movements or functions. The opposite of voluntary.  [1913 Webster]
    "Unconscious or automatic reasoning."  [1913 Webster]
  •  like the unthinking functioning of a machine.  [WordNet 1.5]
Automatic arts, such economic arts or manufacture as are carried on by self-acting machinery. Ure.
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