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autocomplete

[aw-toh-kuh m-pleet] /ˌɔ toʊ kəmˈplit/
noun, Also, AutoComplete
1.
a feature of a word processor, email program, web browser, etc., that automatically predicts the remaining characters in a word or phrase based on what has been typed or input before:
If you supply the information, your browser will be able to use autocomplete to fill out online forms.
verb (used with object), autocompleted, autocompleting.
2.
to complete (a sequence of characters), as in a name, address, or password, or fill in (a form or document): The virtual keyboard on my mobile phone amazingly autocompletes most of what I want to type!
Filling out forms is so much easier when the computer autocompletes them for you.
Related forms
autocompletion, noun
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Contemporary definitions for auto complete
noun

a software feature that automatically fills in the rest of a Web site address or e-mail address based on ones previously used on the computer; a software feature that automatically fills in a field in a spreadsheet program based on something previously typed

Word Origin

1993-98

Usage Note

auto-complete, v; auto-completion, n

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