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It means he will be hit with an automatic three-match ban. The Sun (2016)New drivers who are caught using a mobile phone at the wheel will face automatic disqualification as part of a new crackdown on dangerous driving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)New drivers who are caught using a mobile phone at the wheel will face automatic disqualification, as part of action against dangerous driving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those caught driving above the new threshold will also face automatic penalties. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Two bursts of automatic fire were subsequently heard coming from the garden. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Will they insist all cars are automatic? The Sun (2007)In the shorter format he is an automatic choice who has set the highest standards. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So he resolved to reclaim his independence and train his body to drive an automatic car. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We had no central heating and no automatic washing machine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An appointment from within the current cabinet would trigger an automatic reshuffle of his government. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Ideally he should go further and stop early release being an automatic right for all prisoners. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She faces automatic removal if she is sentenced to a custodial term of longer than a year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was an automatic choice before suffering the knock two months ago. The Sun (2013)Twelve normally brings an automatic ban. The Sun (2009)Wouldn't a manager rather go up in one of the automatic places? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The six-speed automatic gearbox can be driven as a regular automatic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rovers are now fourth, still just a point off the three automatic spots. The Sun (2016)The automatic two-year ban is insufficient as a deterrent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I can still drive the automatic chauffeur cars with just one arm. The Sun (2015)He attached the cage to an automatic mechanism that delivered food at random intervals, then sat back and watched. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Another way to look at it is that one is fairly automatic, and the other requires some manual work. Christianity Today (2000)When the engine begins to stall, there are automatic mechanisms that are produced from within to attempt to repair it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'automatic'
British English: automatic /ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk/ ADJECTIVE
An automatic machine or device is one which has controls that enable it to perform a task without needing to be constantly operated by a person.
Modern trains have automatic doors.
- American English: automatic
- Arabic: آلِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: automático
- Chinese: 自动的
- Croatian: automatski
- Czech: automatický
- Danish: automatisk
- Dutch: automatisch
- European Spanish: automático
- Finnish: automaattinen
- French: automatique
- German: automatisch
- Greek: αυτόματος
- Italian: automatico
- Japanese: 自動的な
- Korean: 자동의
- Norwegian: automatisk
- Polish: automatyczny
- European Portuguese: automático
- Romanian: automat
- Russian: автоматический
- Spanish: automático
- Swedish: automatisk
- Thai: อัตโนมัติ
- Turkish: otomatik
- Ukrainian: автоматичний
- Vietnamese: tự động
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