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automaticallyadverb

uk   /ˌɔː.təˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌɑː.t̬əˈmæt̬-/

automatically adverb (INDEPENDENTLY)

B2 If a machine or device does something automatically, it does it independently, without human control: The camera adjusts the shutter speed automatically.
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automatically adverb (NOT CONSCIOUSLY)

B2 If you do something automatically, you do it without thinking about it: I automatically put my hand out to catch it.

automatically adverb (CERTAINLY)

If something happens automatically, it happens as part of the normal process or system: Employees who steal are dismissed automatically.
Translations of “automatically”
in Korean 자동적으로, 무의식적으로…
in Arabic بِشكل آلي, بِشكل تِلْقَائي…
in Portuguese automaticamente…
in Catalan automàticament…
in Japanese 自動的に, 自動で, 無意識的に…
in Italian automaticamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 自動地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 自动地…
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