• Automatic Steam Transfer for Timber, Lumber and Slabs
    Automatic Steam Transfer for Timber, Lumber and Slabs
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Automatical Having an inherent power of action or motion. "Nothing can be said to be automatic ."
    • Automatical like the unthinking functioning of a machine.
    • Automatical (Physiol) Not voluntary; not depending on the will; mechanical; controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; as, automatic movements or functions. The opposite of voluntary. "Unconscious or automatic reasoning."
    • Automatical Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under fixed conditions; operating with minimal human intervention; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices in which certain things formerly or usually done by hand are done by the machine or device itself; as, the automatic feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an automatic engine or switch; an automatic mouse; an automatic transmission. The opposite of manual.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Automatic Gang Lumber-Trimmer Automatic Gang Lumber-Trimmer
Car Loaded with Lumber on its Edges by the Automatic Stacker Car Loaded with Lumber on its Edges by the Automatic Stacker
The Construction of the Automatic Lumber Stacker The Construction of the Automatic Lumber Stacker
Automatic self-binding reaper Automatic self-binding reaper
Automatic pistols Automatic pistols
Automatic knitter Automatic knitter

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dolphins don't automatically breath; they have to tell themselves to.
    • automatical Same as automatic.
    • automatical Having reference to or connected with automatic things.
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  • Ruth Ross
    Ruth Ross
    “In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.”
  • Jim Bishop
    Jim Bishop
    “A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.”
  • Don G. Mitchell
    Don G. Mitchell
    “Determine to become one of the best. Sufficient money will almost automatically follow if you get to be one of the best in your chosen field, whatever it is.”
  • Mildred Barthel
    Mildred Barthel
    “Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.”
  • John Mcdonald
    John Mcdonald
    “We have been endowed with the capacity and the power to create desirable pictures within and to find them automatically in the outer world of our environment.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. automatique,. See Automaton


In literature:

Automatic alarms.= Many automatic alarms have been used to give warning of attack on the obstacles.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
There have appeared several makes on the market in which starting and stopping are automatic.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
AUTOMATIC WRITING, the name given by students of psychical research to writing performed without the volition of the agent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
These doors are usually placed in pairs, and sometimes an automatic sprinkler is placed between them.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888" by Various
In her hand she held an automatic revolver.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
F., and when the temperature of the air in the duct falls below this point, the reheater system is automatically opened or closed.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
Sitting there, making small automatic bets while the dice went around the table, he thought about the power.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
I recommend an automatic the next time you contemplate doing murder.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
The dock company, however, operates a huge automatic loading machine, or belt, which saves a great deal of time and labor.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
At the present day one or other of two systems is used on practically all automatically-braked cars and coaches.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams

In poetry:

The Sheepmen tried to steal the maid,
The Villain sought the attic,
The Hero fifteen bad men slayed
With his blue automatic.
"Western" by Ellis Parker Butler
Grandma's sitting in her attic,
Oiling up her automatic.
Mid-Victorian is her style,
Prim yet gentle is her smile
As she fits the cartridges
One by one, and softly says:
"Owed To Volstead" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Automatic External Defibrillators , better known as AED's, use electric shock to restore a patient's heartbeat.
Physio makes small automatic external defibrillators , which are designed to allow people to revive victims of sudden cardiac arrest in the office, factory or elsewhere.
Lang Automatic Weather Observing / Report, WI.
He is one of those whose picture you see on the news, after he has come into class with an automatic weapon.
Democratic US Sen Al Franken, who voted for the initial compromise, is one of several lawmakers who say the automatic spending cuts and tax increases would be devastating to the economy.
All the cars have four-speed automatic transmissions.
Mention the term "whitewares" and many individuals automatically think of a shrinking US market.
In response to Flashback, Apple disabled Java by default and set it to automatically disable itself again if a user turns it on but doesn't use it for a certain period of time.
Unlike the Snow Leopard and Lion Flashback removal tool update, the one for Leopard said nothing about automatically disabling the Java plug-in used by browsers such as Safari, Chrome or Firefox.
WASHINGTON — Safety regulators are urging carmakers to design dashboard technology like text-messaging and Internet browsing so that it will be automatically disabled when a vehicle is in motion.
Autocorrect is a feature found in software to provide an automatic "spell-check" function for the end user.
It must be disabled for you to avoid being automatically tagged in photos all over Facebook.
A man carrying a semi-automatic handgun and wearing a black wig and sunglasses robbed the Wells Fargo branch bank at 1001 S Interstate 35 on Monday morning, according to police reports.
If you'd like to save some money and know exactly what you're washing your dishes with, I have a homemade automatic dishwasher detergent .
Citrus Sparkle Automatic Dishwasher Powder.

In science:

Next, the two relevant pixel plane angles, β and φ are determined by minimizing the residual widths in the x and y directions. A second, automatic iterative alignment procedure has been developed performing a global minimization of the χ2 of the fitted tracks.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
The curve shows Monte Carlo predictions for a track angle offset by 1.8◦ with respect to the value determined with the automatic alignment procedure described before.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
Applying Proposition 2.4, it remains to show that each simple A-module N containing V on restriction to B has a V ↑A -presentation (automatically B -split as B is semisimple).
Clifford correspondence for algebras
Remark 2 Intuitively, an empirical measure is automatical ly ”homogeneous”, that is the same for any vertices.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
The definition of quantum ”Gibbs” states differs from classical in the fact that in quantum cases dynamics, or the hamiltonian, emerges automatically.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces