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"automatically" in British English

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automaticallyadverb

uk   /ˌɔː.təˈmæt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌɑː.t̬əˈmæt̬-/
  • automatically adverb (INDEPENDENTLY)

B2 If a ​machine or ​device does something automatically, it does it ​independently, without ​humancontrol: The ​cameraadjusts the ​shutterspeed automatically.

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(Definition of automatically from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"automatically" in American English

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automaticallyadverb

 us   /ˌɔ·t̬əˈmæt·ɪk·li/
  • automatically adverb (INDEPENDENTLY)

without ​humancontrol; ​independently: The ​camerafocuses automatically.
  • automatically adverb (CERTAINLY)

according to ​rules or ​schedules that are ​certain to be ​followed: You get a ​payincrease automatically after six ​months.
(Definition of automatically from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"automatically" in Business English

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automaticallyadverb

uk   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “automatically”
in Arabic بِشكل آلي, بِشكل تِلْقَائي…
in Korean 자동적으로, 무의식적으로…
in Portuguese automaticamente…
in Catalan automàticament…
in Japanese 自動的に, 自動で, 無意識的に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 自动地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 自動地…
in Italian automaticamente…
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