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automatically

adverb
 
 
/ˌɔːtəˈmætɪkli/ US   /ˌɑːṱəˈmæţ-/
done by a machine, system, or process that is designed to complete a task without a person having to control it: Paychecks are automatically deposited into your account on the 26th of each month. The program automatically downloads and installs new updates.
happening or reacting without the need to consider or do anything extra: Any employee who is found guilty of sexual harassment will be automatically discharged. Once you have used the system for a while you will find you save your work automatically, without thinking about it.
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…
(Definition of automatically from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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