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Meaning of “auto” in the English Dictionary

"auto" in British English

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autoadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈɔː.təʊ/  us   /ˈɑː.t̬oʊ/
relating to ​cars: auto ​insurance/​mechanics/​engineers the auto ​industry/​market/​business
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autonoun [C]

uk   /ˈɔː.təʊ/  us   /ˈɑː.t̬oʊ/ (plural autos) US old-fashioned
a ​car
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auto-prefix

uk   /ɔː.təʊ-/  us   /ɑː.t̬oʊ-/
of or by yourself, or ​operatingindependently and without ​needinghelp: an autofocus ​camera an auto-immune ​disease
(Definition of auto from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"auto" in American English

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autonoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔ·t̬oʊ, ˈɑ·t̬oʊ/ (plural autos)
short form of automobile : auto makers/manufacturers the auto ​industry
(Definition of auto from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"auto-" in Business English

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auto-prefix

uk   us   /ɔːtəʊ-/
of or by yourself: Auto-regulation does not seem to be ​working for the ​industry.
happeningautomatically or ​operating without the ​help of any ​person: The ​aircraft is ​fitted with an auto-recoverysystem.

autoadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈɔːtəʊ/ US
TRANSPORT, PRODUCTION relating to ​cars and other motor ​vehicles: the auto ​market/​industry/​business auto ​insurance/​loan/​financing

autonoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɔːtəʊ/ US
TRANSPORT a ​car: Most ​dealershipssell both new and used autos.
autos [plural] FINANCE shares in ​companies that make ​cars: Insurance ​sharesrecovered, while a ​softereuroboosted autos.
(Definition of auto- from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “auto”
in Spanish auto…
in Vietnamese xe ô tô, tự động…
in Malaysian auto…
in Thai รถยนต์, อัตโนมัติ…
in French auto(-)…
in German selbst…, auto……
in Chinese (Simplified) 汽车的…
in Turkish otolarla ilgili…
in Russian автомобильный…
in Indonesian oto, otomobil, auto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 汽車的…
in Polish motoryzacyjny…
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