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auto2 British & World English

Short for automatic.

auto-2 British & World English

Relating to cars

auto-erotic British & World English

Relating to sexual excitement generated by stimulating or fantasizing about one’s own body

auto-da-fé British & World English

The burning of a heretic by the Spanish Inquisition

auto-exposure British & World English

A device which sets the exposure automatically on a camera

auto-da-fé New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

burning of a heretic by the Spanish Inquisition

autocue British & World English

A device which projects an enlarged image of a script on to a clear glass screen in front of a person speaking on television or in public, so enabling the speaker to read their speech while appearing to be looking at the viewers or audience

autopen British & World English

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

auto bra in bra British & World English

A carbon-based cover that fits over the front bumper of a car

autodial British & World English

(Of a modem) automatically dial a telephone number or establish a connection with a computer

autofill British & World English

A software function that completes data in browser forms without the user needing to type it in full

autosave British & World English

A software facility which automatically saves a user’s work at regular intervals

autotune British & World English

A device or facility for tuning something automatically, especially a piece of computer software which enables the correction of an out-of-tune vocal performance

Auto-Tune in autotune British & World English

A device or facility for tuning something automatically, especially a piece of computer software which enables the correction of an out-of-tune vocal performance

autochanger British & World English

A mechanism for the automatic substitution of one CD or record for another during use

autocorrect British & World English

A software function that automatically makes or suggests corrections for mistakes in spelling or grammar made while typing

autodidact British & World English

A self-taught person

autofocus British & World English

A device focusing a camera or other piece of equipment automatically

autoimmune British & World English

Relating to disease caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced against substances naturally present in the body

autopilot British & World English

Short for automatic pilot.

autoroute British & World English

A French motorway

autoworker British & World English

A worker in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry

autocomplete British & World English

A software function that completes words or strings without the user needing to type them in full

autohypnosis British & World English

Induction of a hypnotic state in oneself; self-hypnosis

autorickshaw British & World English

(In South Asia) a motorized, three-wheeled rickshaw for public hire

autorotation British & World English

Rotation of an object caused by the flow of moving air or water around the shape of the object (e.g. a winged seed)

autoresponder British & World English

A program that automatically generates a set response to all messages sent to a particular email address

autosuggestion British & World English

The hypnotic or subconscious adoption of an idea which one has originated oneself

autostereoscopic British & World English

Relating to or denoting two-dimensional images that may be perceived as three-dimensional without the need for special optical equipment

autotransplantation British & World English

Transplantation of tissue from one site to another in the same individual


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