Definition of autopen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôdōˌpen/


A mechanical device that automatically reproduces a person’s signature, used typically in situations where someone is required to sign a large volume of documents: the secretary of defense was using an autopen to place his signature on condolence letters to the families of the dead
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  • Clerical workers would have routinely signed such a citation, one of thousands like it, with an autopen.
  • I would guess that every Senator uses an autopen to sign his or her correspondence.
  • All letters were sorted by subject matter for appropriate response by a staffer (mostly choosing the right form letter) and signature by use of the office autopen.

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Syllabification: au·to·pen

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