A little girl was given an automatic weapon to play with this week.
We feel like automatic loyalty has cost us—one Clinton is just like the last Clinton; one Bush is just like the next Bush.
By paying attention to the things that make driving less fuel efficient, the automatic Link has helped me save some money on fuel.
At the same time, automatic cuts that will affect defense contractors and other industries dependent on government will kick in.
Any entries attempted through the use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, or similar methods will be void.
It has a longer barrel than any other automatic pistol and is fitted with adjustable sights.
Wheatstone was knighted in 1868, after his completion of the automatic telegraph.
Still the Government hung on, backed in sullen submission by its automatic majority.
At last, with a shake of the head, we consented to get into the automatic carriage.
The lady in the car bent her head, and Borrowdean performed an automatic salute.
"self-acting, moving or acting on its own," 1812, from Greek automatos, used of the gates of Olympus and the tripods of Hephaestus (also "without apparent cause, by accident"), from autos "self" (see auto-) + matos "thinking, animated" (see automaton). Of involuntary animal or human actions, from 1748, first used in this sense by English physician and philosopher David Hartley (1705-1757). In reference to a type of firearm, from 1877; specifically of machinery that imitates human-directed action from 1940.
"automatic weapon," 1902, from automatic (adj.). Meaning "motorized vehicle with automatic transmission" is from 1949.