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

    an automatic door

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

      an automatic machine gun

  2. 2
    done without conscious thought or intention, especially because of habit

    an automatic response

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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