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English definition of “automatically”

automatically

adverb 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 human control: The camera adjusts the shutter speed automatically.

automatically adverb (NOT CONSCIOUSLY)

B2 If you do something automatically, you do it without thinking about it: I automatically put my hand out to catch it.

automatically adverb (CERTAINLY)

If something happens automatically, it happens as part of the normal process or system: Employees who steal are dismissed automatically.
(Definition of automatically from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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