There are 2 main definitions of auto in English:

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auto 1

Pronunciation: /ˈôdō/

noun (plural autos)

[usually as modifier] informal, chiefly North American
An automobile: the auto industry
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  • Did you ever wonder why the North American auto industry is concentrated where it is?
  • Making use of the internet for getting the best suited auto insurance is not a demanding task.
  • Finding the best auto parts actually depends on you, so make the right choice now!

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation of automobile.

Words that rhyme with auto

Oporto, Porto, quarto

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Syllabification: au·to

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There are 2 main definitions of auto in English:

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auto- 2

Pronunciation: /ˈôdō/

combiningForm

Relating to cars: autocross

Origin

Abbreviation of automobile.

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Syllabification: auto-

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