Synonyms for automatic


1. automatic rifle, automatic, machine rifle, automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon, machine gun
usage: light machine gun
2. automatic pistol, automatic, pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting iron, automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon
usage: a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released


1. automatic (vs. manual), autoloading(prenominal), self-loading, semiautomatic, automated, machine-controlled, machine-driven, self-acting, self-activating, self-moving, self-regulating, self-locking, self-winding, semiautomatic, smart, mechanical
usage: operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget deficit that caused automatic spending cuts"
2. automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, robotic, mechanical (vs. nonmechanical)
usage: resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine; "an automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency"
3. automatic, reflex(prenominal), reflexive, involuntary (vs. voluntary)
usage: without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"
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