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adjective     automatic pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    an automatic machine or process works by itself rather than being operated by people

    an automatic garage door

    1. a.
      an automatic weapon continues to shoot bullets until you take your finger off the trigger

      an automatic machine gun

  2. 2
    happening as a result of specific conditions, rules, or laws, without a special decision being made

    Taxpayers who do not send in their forms face an automatic penalty.

  3. 3
    done without conscious thought or intention, especially because of habit

    an automatic response



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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