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English definition of “default to sth”

default to sth

phrasal verb with default     /dɪˈfɒlt/ US  /-ˈfɑːlt/ verb [I]
If a computer defaults to a way of operating, it automatically uses it if you do not intentionally change it.Computer concepts
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