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Main Entry: 1au·to·mat·ic
Pronunciation: secondarystressodott-schwa-primarystressmat-ik
Function: adjective
1 a : largely or wholly involuntary; especially : REFLEX 2 b : acting or done without conscious thought or intention <an automatic reply> <an automatic smile>
2 : having devices or mechanisms (as timers) that permit operation without help from a person <automatic washer>
3 : firing repeatedly until the trigger is released <an automatic rifle>
- au·to·mat·i·cal·ly /-primarystressmat-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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