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English definition of “automatic”

automatic

adjective (CERTAIN)   /ˌɔ·t̬əˈmæt̬·ɪk/
happening according to rules that are certain to be followed , and therefore not needing a decision : Citizenship is automatic for children born in the US. People on Social Security get automatic cost-of-living increases each year .
(Definition of automatic adjective (CERTAIN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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