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 Dictionary entry overview: What does automatically mean? 

  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 


Sense 1automatically [BACK TO TOP]


In a reflex manner

Context example:

he answered automatically


automatic (without volition or conscious control)

Sense 2automatically [BACK TO TOP]


In a mechanical manner; by a mechanism


mechanically; automatically

Context example:

this door opens mechanically


automatic (like the unthinking functioning of a machine)

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