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automagically

Line breaks: auto|magic¦al¦ly
Pronunciation: /ɔːtəˈmadʒɪkli
 
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Definition of automagically in English:

adverb

informal
(Especially in relation to the operation of a computer process) automatically and in a way that seems ingenious, inexplicable, or magical: just type in the name of what you want to listen to, and it automagically appears on your computer
More example sentences
  • Upon insertion, the disc is "automagically" drawn into the case, thanks to the slot-in mechanism.
  • Then the workflow engine will automagically distill the software support for that process.
  • It automagically sucks down up-to-date text versions of all your favourite web sites to read off line.

Origin

1940s: blend of automatically and magically.

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