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autocomplete

Syllabification: au·to·com·plete
Pronunciation: /ˌôdōkəmˈplēt
 
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Definition of autocomplete in English:

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
Complete (a word or form) with autocomplete.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

autocompletion

1
Pronunciation: /-kəmˈplēSHən/
noun
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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