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English definition of “automatically”

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.
(Definition of automatically adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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