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Auto vs. Motor — What's the Difference?

Auto vs. Motor — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Auto and Motor

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Auto

An automobile.
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Motor

Something, such as a machine or an engine, that produces or imparts motion.
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Auto

To go by or ride in an automobile.
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Motor

A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.
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Auto

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It's an auto sedan which we picked up from a wholesaler locally.
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Motor

A motor vehicle, especially an automobile
"It was a night of lovers. All along the highway ... motors were parked and dim figures were clasped in revery" (Sinclair Lewis).
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Auto

An automobile.
My brother is an auto mechanic.
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Motor

Causing or producing motion
Motor power.
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Auto

A setting for automatic operation.
Put it on auto.
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Motor

Driven by or having a motor.
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Auto

An automatic gearbox / transmission.
A body-coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes.
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Motor

Of or for motors or motor vehicles
Motor oil.
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Auto

A car with an automatic gearbox / transmission.
It wasn't too bad but we did hire an auto (couldn't imagine changing gears with my right hand).
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Motor

Of, relating to, or designating nerves that carry impulses from the nerve centers to the muscles.
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Auto

(India) An autorickshaw.
... users are often unable to note down the number of the taxi or the auto as the driver will just zoom past.
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Motor

Involving or relating to movements of the muscles
Motor coordination.
A motor reflex.
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Auto

To travel by automobile.
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Motor

To drive or travel in a motor vehicle.
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Auto

An abbreviation of automobile.
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Motor

To carry by motor vehicle.
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Auto

Of or pertaining to an automobile; as, an auto mechanic.
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Motor

A machine or device that converts other energy forms into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.
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Auto

4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;
He needs a car to get to work
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Motor

(colloquial) A motor car, or automobile, even a goods vehicle.
Nice motor!
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Motor

(figuratively) A source of power for something; an inspiration; a driving force.
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Motor

Any protein capable of converting chemical energy into mechanical work.
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Motor

The controller or prime mover of the universe; God.
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Motor

(prison slang) The fermenting mass of fruit that is the basis of pruno, or "prison wine".
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Motor

(biology) Relating to the ability to move.
She has excellent motor skills.
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Motor

Relating to motor cars.
Motor insurance is expensive for youngsters.
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Motor

(nautical) Propelled by an internal combustion engine as opposed to a steam engine or turbine.
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Motor

(dated) To make a journey by motor vehicle; to drive.
On Saturday we motored down to Plymouth.
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Motor

To rotate a jet engine or turboprop using the engine's starter, without introducing fuel into the engine.
During startup, the engine should be motored for 20 to 30 seconds to allow the shafts to straighten out, as they may have become bowed under their own weight while the airplane was sitting on the ground.
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Motor

To progress at a brisk pace.
Sales were slow at first, but now things are really motoring.
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Motor

(slang) To leave.
I gotta motor.
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Motor

One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.
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Motor

A prime mover; a machine by means of which a source of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.
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Motor

A motor car; an automobile.
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Motor

Causing or setting up motion; pertaining to organs of motion; - applied especially in physiology to those nerves or nerve fibers which only convey impressions from a nerve center to muscles, thereby causing motion.
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Motor

Machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
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Motor

A nonspecific agent that imparts motion;
Happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action
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Motor

Travel or be transported in a vehicle;
We drove to the university every morning
They motored to London for the theater
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Motor

Conveying information to the muscles from the CNS;
Motor nerves
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Motor

Causing or able to cause motion;
A motive force
Motive power
Motor energy
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