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auto-

prefix
 
 
/ɔːtəʊ-/
of or by yourself: Auto-regulation does not seem to be working for the industry.
happening automatically or operating without the help of any person: The aircraft is fitted with an auto-recovery system.
→  See also auto-financing , autopilot , auto-reply
Translations of “auto-”
in Spanish auto…
in French auto(-)…
in German selbst…, auto……
in Chinese (Traditional) 自己的, 本身的, 自己做的…
in Russian авто-, само-…
in Turkish 'kendi kendine çalışan' anlamında önek, kendi' anlamında önek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自己的, 本身的, 自己做的…
in Polish auto-…
(Definition of auto- prefix from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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