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 for automatic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colt pistol \Colt pistol\ (Firearms)
     A self-loading or semi-automatic pistol with removable
     magazine in the handle holding seven cartridges. The recoil
     extracts and ejects the empty cartridge case, and reloads
     ready for another shot. Called also Browning pistol,
     Colt-Browning pistol, automatic pistol and automatic.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Automatic \Au`to*mat"ic\, Automatical \Au`to*mat"ic*al\, a. [Cf.
     F. automatique. See Automaton.]
     1. Having an inherent power of action or motion.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Nothing can be said to be automatic.  --Sir H. Davy.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature
        of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under
        fixed conditions; operating with minimal human
        intervention; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices in
        which certain things formerly or usually done by hand are
        done by the machine or device itself; as, the automatic
        feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an automatic
        engine or switch; an automatic mouse; an automatic
        transmission. The opposite of manual.
  
     Note: Narrower terms are: autoloading(prenominal),
           semiautomatic ; automated, machine-controlled,
           machine-driven ; self-acting, self-activating,
           self-moving, self-regulating ; self-locking ;
           self-winding . Also See: mechanical.
           [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. (Physiol.) Not voluntary; not depending on the will;
        mechanical; controlled by the autonomic nervous system;
        without conscious control; as, automatic movements or
        functions. The opposite of voluntary.
  
     Syn: reflex(prenominal), reflexive,involuntary
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
                Unconscious or automatic reasoning. --H. Spenser.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     4. like the unthinking functioning of a machine. an automatic
        `thank you'
  
     Syn: automaton-like, automatonlike, machinelike,
          machine-like, robotlike.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     Automatic arts, such economic arts or manufacture as are
        carried on by self-acting machinery. --Ure.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  automatic \automatic\ n.
     1. light machine gun.
  
     Syn: automatic rifle, machine rifle
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is
        gone or the trigger is released; as, a .45 automatic.
  
     Syn: automatic pistol.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  automatic
      adj 1: operating with minimal human intervention; independent of
             external control; "automatic transmission"; "a budget
             deficit that caused automatic spending cuts" [ant:
             manual]
      2: resembling the unthinking functioning of a machine; "an
         automatic `thank you'"; "machinelike efficiency" [syn:
         automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike,
         robotic]
      3: without volition or conscious control; "the automatic
         shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a
         reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive" [syn: automatic,
         reflex(a), reflexive]
      n 1: light machine gun [syn: automatic rifle, automatic,
           machine rifle]
      2: a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone
         or the trigger is released [syn: automatic pistol,
         automatic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  155 Moby Thesaurus words for "automatic":
     accordant, accustomed, alike, automated, automatic device,
     automaton, automatous, balanced, beaten, blind, blowgun, blowpipe,
     casual, compulsive, conditioned, confirmed, consistent, consonant,
     constant, continuous, correspondent, cybernated, cyborg, equable,
     equal, even, firearm, flamethrower, flat, forced, frequent, gat,
     gun, gut, habitual, habituated, hackneyed, handgun, heater,
     homogeneous, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-devised, immutable,
     impulsive, inadvertent, indeliberate, ineluctable, inescapable,
     inevitable, inherent, innate, instinctive, instinctual, invariable,
     involuntary, level, libidinal, measured, mechanical,
     mechanical man, methodic, monolithic, musket, natural, of a piece,
     ordered, orderly, peashooter, persistent, piece, pistol, prompt,
     quick, ready, recurrent, recurring, reflex, reflexive, regular,
     repeater, repetitive, revolver, rifle, robot, robotlike, rod,
     routine, sawed-off shotgun, self-acting, self-active,
     self-adjusting, self-closing, self-controlled, self-cooking,
     self-directed, self-directing, self-dumping, self-governed,
     self-governing, self-lighting, self-mover, self-operative,
     self-regulating, self-regulative, self-starting, self-winding,
     self-working, semiautomatic, shooting iron, shotgun, six-gun,
     six-shooter, smooth, snap, spontaneous, stable, steadfast, steady,
     stereotyped, subliminal, systematic, trite, unadvised, unavoidable,
     unbroken, uncalculated, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging,
     unconscious, unconsidered, undeliberate, undeliberated, undesigned,
     undeviating, undifferentiated, undiversified, uniform, unintended,
     unintentional, unlearned, unmeditated, unpremeditated, unprompted,
     unruffled, unstudied, unthinking, unvaried, unvarying, unwilled,
     unwilling, unwitting, well-trodden, well-worn
  
  

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