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English definition of “auto-reply”


noun [C]    
IT, COMMUNICATIONS an email or message that is automatically sent each time you receive a message : You can create an “out of office ” auto-reply message for when you are away from your desk .
(Definition of auto-reply noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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