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AUTOMATICALLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does automatically mean? 

AUTOMATICALLY (adverb)
  The adverb AUTOMATICALLY has 2 senses:

1. in a reflex manner
2. in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism

  Familiarity information: AUTOMATICALLY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUTOMATICALLY (adverb)


Sense 1automatically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a reflex manner

Context example:

he answered automatically

Pertainym:

automatic (without volition or conscious control)


Sense 2automatically [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a mechanical manner; by a mechanism

Synonyms:

mechanically; automatically

Context example:

this door opens mechanically

Pertainym:

automatic (like the unthinking functioning of a machine)


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