automatic

Definitions

  • Automatic Steam Transfer for Timber, Lumber and Slabs
    Automatic Steam Transfer for Timber, Lumber and Slabs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj automatic operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control "automatic transmission","a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
    • adj automatic resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine "an automatic `thank you'","machinelike efficiency"
    • adj automatic without volition or conscious control "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light","a reflex knee jerk","sneezing is reflexive"
    • n automatic a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
    • n automatic light machine gun
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dolphins don't automatically breath; they have to tell themselves to.
    • Automatic Having an inherent power of action or motion. "Nothing can be said to be automatic ."
    • Automatic like the unthinking functioning of a machine.
    • Automatic (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."
    • Automatic 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In July, 1950, a patent was issued for an automatic spaghetti-spinning fork.
    • automatic Acting as an automaton. Having the power of self-motion; self-acting: as, automatic machinery.
    • automatic Conducted or carried on by self-acting machinery.
    • automatic In physiology: Not voluntary; not under the control of, or not effected by, volition: said of certain muscular actions.
    • automatic Not reflex: said, for example, of certain activities of ganglion-cells.
    • n automatic One who is subject to automatism.
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Quotations

  • Roger Smith
    Roger Smith
    “Anything that you do to increase job security automatically does work for you. It makes your employees a closer part of the unit.”
  • Chogyam Trungpa
    Chogyam Trungpa
    “Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

His automatic window opener was not in use, nor was his amateur radio transmitter.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
He worked automatically till it was time to go home.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The automatic spoke in terms too imperative to be disregarded.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
A moment later, so well had he aimed it, its clamp nestled snugly into the groove of the rack, and the regular automatic action took place.
"Raiders Invisible" by Desmond Winter Hall
The hunter sprang around the head of his pony and threw up his rifle, which had automatically reloaded itself.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
In a white hand, which shook a little, she carried a small, gold-plated automatic pistol.
"The Pygmy Planet" by John Stewart Williamson
Automatically, because they were brave men, they had stepped a trifle closer to Jaska and Dalis.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Automatically, without thinking, I swung my arms and leaped with him and yelled.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The plan of battle seemed automatically to work itself out.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Automatically they seemed to obey her command to throw up their hands.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
Automatically she turned to a policeman who stood nearby.
"The End of Time" by Wallace West
Bentley and Tyler leaped to their feet, their hands streaking for their automatics which they had placed within easy reach on the table.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
That is, if an inevitable automatic action can be called an attitude of mind.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
This she had done automatically, of long habit.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
The sweep of their lances and the fire from their automatics were deadly.
"The Boy Allies with the Cossacks" by Clair W. Hayes
Almost automatic jump to Upper caste.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Wes swung around, leveled the automatic's muzzle at the hole in the idol's eye, sighted carefully, and squeezed the trigger.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
During his frantic moments he got plenty of exercise automatically.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
Upon opening the camera the front springs automatically into position, ready at once for making pictures of objects at any distance.
"Kodaks and Kodak Supplies, 1914" by Canadian Kodak Company
So long as there is no charge, gaping audiences automatically supply themselves in New York.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
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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:

Darex will be exhibiting the XPS-16 automatic CNC drill bit sharpener at IMTS 2012.
Darex will be exhibiting the XPS-16 automatic CNC drill bit sharpener.
Mollart Engineering's LD4 Drillsprint deep hole drilling machine features a 750-mm stroke and fully automatic loading and unloading.
Deep Hole Drilling Machine Features Automatic Loading.
Observing any kind of anomaly within the structure of wood in your house may automatically prompt a bout of paranoia.
The SW44832 by Electro-Mech enables the user to specify a value with the SPST switch, allowing a circuit or channel to open automatically at the preset level.
The unique hold-down mechanism automatically secures the liner and helps prevent foreign debris from entering the product stream during the dump cycle.
You watch these movies, you automatically think of Christmas.
Carrying a semi-automatic handgun, the suspect entered the store just before midnight and demanded money.
The C-2, part of the company's C-Tech series of fully enclosed , horizontal, automatic band saws, features a 5-hp blade motor, 1 ¼ blade and rugged gantry design.
I was surprised to hear about LD 849, a Republican-backed bill that would enforce automatic tax cuts in future budgets similar to the TABOR proposals that have previously been voted on at referendum.
Every door automatically opens for stretchers or wheel chairs and the flow of endoscope processing is state of the art.
Inc, a leader in manual and automatic precision gage systems for more than 23 years, is moving to a larger facility.
The 1.8m flyaway features the ability to acquire a satellite automatically.
In an ideal world, Apple's music manager would be able to keep an eye on any folders you want, automatically adding to your library any new music it detects in those locations.
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In science:

However, it is an automatic consequence of the physics-based theory: creating physical force by muscle contraction requires an effort that opposes the physical tendencies generated by the Schroedinger equation.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
In the setup of (b), ρ is unique up to isomorphism hence it is automatically in ˜UQ .
Rationality properties of unipotent representations
Since the RSOS condition is imposed at every stage, jumps across steps are automatically forbidden.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
Unlike the site version, the bond constraint is automatically satisfied by all normal random walks returning to the origin.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
So in the bond version, all defects are automatically repaired.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
We shall see that despite the absence of a canonical embedding of distributions Colombeau’s special setting, due to the fact that the basic building blocks automatically are diffeomorphism invariant provides a particularly flexible tool to model singular metrics in the nonlinear context of general relativity.
Nonlinear distributional geometry and general relativity
Census reports , telephone directories , spinning wheel [11, 12], automatic electronic roulette , radioactive decay , thermal noise in a semi-conductor device7 etc., were employed to generate large tables of random digits. A table of random numbers is useful if the Monte Carlo calculation is carried out manually.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
If the transition matrix obeys a more restricted detailed balance condition, then the above two requirements are automatically fulfilled and hence is ‘ balanced ’; detailed balance condition is sufficient though not necessary for asymptotic convergence to equilibrium, see below.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
We have successfully developed a technique to integrate an automatic event-generator generation system GRACE and a general-purpose event generator framework PYTHIA.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
GRACE is a software package for automatic calculation in high energy physics, developed by the Minami-Tateya group.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
Since necessary parameters can be set through the parameter setting in PYTHIA, any inconsistency in the parameter choice can be automatically avoided.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
It should be noted that the color flow can be determined automatically using the information from BASES.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
Since the functionality of these routines are almost common to all generators, we will be able to make them automatically generated by changing the libraries referred by GRACE.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
The present GRACE system cannot handle such processes automatically.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
The Cabbibo-Kobayashi-Masukawa matrix can be implemented automatically if such a treatment is realized.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
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