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Automatic vs. Automated

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  • Automatic (adjective)

    Capable of operating without external control or intervention.

    "The automatic clothes washer was a great labor-saving device."

  • Automatic (adjective)

    Done out of habit or without conscious thought.

    "The reaction was automatic: flight!"

  • Automatic (adjective)

    Firing continuously as long as the trigger is pressed until ammunition is exhausted.

    "Fully automatic weapons cannot be legally owned by private citizens in the US, except in very special circumstances, as by private security companies."

  • Automatic (adjective)

    An autoloader; a semi-automatic or self-loading pistol, as opposed to a revolver or other manually actuated handgun, which fires one shot per pull of the trigger; distinct from machine guns.

    "The US Army adopted John Browning's M1911 pistol as its sidearm, chambered in .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol)."

  • Automatic (adjective)

    Automatically added to and removed from the stack during the course of function calls.

  • Automatic (adjective)

    Having one or more finite-state automata

  • Automatic (noun)

    A car with automatic transmission.

    "I never learned to drive a stick. I can only drive an automatic."

  • Automatic (noun)

    A semi-automatic pistol.

    "The G-men raiding the speakeasy were equipped with .45 automatics, while the local policemen were carrying revolvers and shotguns."

  • Automated (adjective)

    Made automatic

  • Automated (adjective)

    Done by machine.

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  • Automatic (adjective)

    Having an inherent power of action or motion.

  • Automatic (adjective)

    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.

  • Automatic (adjective)

    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.

  • Automatic (adjective)

    like the unthinking functioning of a machine.

  • Automatic (noun)

    light machine gun.

  • Automatic (noun)

    a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released; as, a .45 automatic.

  • Automated

    accomplished by machinary without the intervention of a human operator; - of processes.

Webster Dictionary
  • Automatic (noun)

    light machine gun

  • Automatic (noun)

    a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released

  • Automatic (adjective)

    operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control;

    "automatic transmission"

    "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"

  • Automatic (adjective)

    like the unthinking functioning of a machine;

    "an automatic `thank you'"

    "machinelike efficiency"

  • Automatic (adjective)

    without volition or conscious control;

    "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"

    "a reflex knee jerk"

    "sneezing is reflexive"

  • Automated (adjective)

    operated by automation;

    "an automated stoker"

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