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English definition of “semiautomatic”

semiautomatic

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌsem·iˌɔt̬·əˈmæt̬·ɪk, ˌsem·ɑɪ-/ us  
(of a gun) having a bullet in position and ready for firing when the trigger is pulled: a semiautomatic pistol/rifle
(Definition of semiautomatic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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