1 without thinking about what you are doing: Of course,: " I replied automatically.2 as the result of a situation: As a student you are automatically entitled to a grant.3 by the action of a machine, without a person making it work: The doors opened automatically as we approached.
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automatically — UK US /ˌɔːtəˈmætɪkli/ US /ˌɑːṱəˈmæţ / adverb ► 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.… … Financial and business terms
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automatically — au|to|mat|i|cal|ly [ ,ɔtə mætıkli ] adverb ** 1. ) without conscious thought or intention, especially because of habit: I just automatically said Yes. 2. ) as the result of specific conditions, rules, or laws, without a special decision being… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
automatically */*/ — UK [ˌɔːtəˈmætɪklɪ] / US [ˌɔtəˈmætɪklɪ] adverb 1) without conscious thought or intention, especially because of habit I just automatically said Yes . 2) as the result of specific conditions, rules, or laws, without a special decision being made… … English dictionary
automatically — /ˌɔ:tə mætɪkli/ adverb without a person giving instructions ● The invoices are sent out automatically. ● Addresses are typed in automatically. ● A demand note is sent automatically when the invoice is overdue … Dictionary of banking and finance
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automatically — automatic ► ADJECTIVE 1) operating with little or no direct human control. 2) (of a firearm) self loading and able to fire continuously. 3) done or occurring without conscious thought. 4) (of a penalty) imposed inevitably as a result of a fixed… … English terms dictionary
automatically — adverb 1. in a reflex manner (Freq. 17) he answered automatically • Derived from adjective: ↑automatic 2. in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism this door opens mechanically • Syn: ↑mechanically … Useful english dictionary