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automatic transmission

an automotive transmission requiring either very little or no manual shifting of gears.
Also called automatic, automatic drive.
Origin of automatic transmission
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The two readings were electronically added and fed into the transducer for automatic transmission.

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British Dictionary definitions for automatic transmission

automatic transmission

a transmission system in a motor vehicle, usually incorporating a fluid clutch, in which the gears change automatically
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