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"automatic" in American English

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automaticadjective

 us   /ˌɔ·t̬əˈmæt̬·ɪk/
  • automatic adjective (INDEPENDENT)

able to operate independently of human control: The car has a five-speed automatic transmission.
  • automatic adjective (NOT CONSCIOUS)

(of an action) done without thinking about it: Soon enough, taking her pill every morning became automatic.
  • automatic adjective (CERTAIN)

happening according to rules that are certain to be followed, and therefore not needing a decision: Citizenship is automatic for children born in the US. People on Social Security get automatic cost-of-living increases each year.
(Definition of automatic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"automatic" in British English

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automaticadjective

uk   /ˌɔː.təˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /ˌɑː.t̬əˈmæt̬.ɪk/

automaticnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɔː.təˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /ˌɑː.t̬əˈmæt̬.ɪk/
(Definition of automatic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"automatic" in Business English

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automaticadjective

uk   us   /ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk/
an automatic machine, process, or system is able to operate, complete a task, or move by itself without being controlled by a person: Tick the 'automatic update' box and the date and time will be updated for you. automatic sliding doors automatic payment/transfer/withdrawal
happening as a usual result, without the need for extra permission, approval, proof, etc.: EU nationals have the automatic right to apply for jobs in other countries within the European Union.
(Definition of automatic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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