Definition of autocomplete in English:


Syllabification: au·to·com·plete
Pronunciation: /ˌôtōkəmˈplēt


  • A software function that gives users the option of completing words or forms by a shorthand method on the basis of what has been typed before.
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    • This week, there were red faces at the credit card division, after someone pointed out that customers were able to use an autocomplete option for their password.
    • A lot of web developers not only turn off autocomplete for credit card input, but they disable autocomplete on many logins.
    • I started off entering each individually, but quite a few had been caught by that infuriating invasion of privacy: autocomplete.


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  • Complete (a word or form) with autocomplete.
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    • Your incoming and outgoing mail account details should have autocompleted a couple of stages earlier.
    • Set the key you want to use when an autocompleted word is suggested to you and you want to accept it.
    • In my case the fields were autocompleted only after publishing an article without a title.



Pronunciation: /-kəmˈplēSHən/
More example sentences
  • You can globally specify the folders used for autocompletion if you want.
  • But the idea of using dynamically recalculated probabilistic autocompletion, based on an adaptable language model, is a terrific one.
  • It also supports automatic spell-checking and formatting, and its autocompletion feature appears to have a bigger vocabulary than the other version.

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