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automagically

[aw-tuh-maj-ik-lee] /ˌɔ təˈmædʒ ɪk li/
adverb
1.
automatically; in a way that is hidden from or not understood by the user, and in that sense, apparently “magical”:
I downloaded an app that automagically adds a travel itinerary to my calendar whenever I buy a plane ticket.
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automagically in Technology

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/aw-toh-maj'i-klee/ or /aw-toh-maj'i-k*l-ee/ Automatically, but in a way that, for some reason (typically because it is too complicated, or too ugly, or perhaps even too trivial), the speaker doesn't feel like explaining to you.
E.g. "The C-INTERCAL compiler generates C, then automagically invokes cc to produce an executable."
See magic.
[Jargon File]
(2001-05-18)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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