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Dictionary definition for: Automatic

1. (n) light machine gun

2. (a) operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission" "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"

3. (n) a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released

4. (s) like the unthinking functioning of a machine; "an automatic "thank you" "machinelike efficiency"

5. (s) without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light" "a reflex knee jerk" "sneezing is reflexive"

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