Definition of "auto-" []

  • Self; same: autogamy. (prefix)
  • Automatic: autopilot. (prefix)

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Use "auto-" in a sentence
  • "But the shareholding has weighed on Daimler earnings in recent years, including a €261 million hit to its 2010 profit, and the company officials have signaled the stake isn't core to its main auto- and truck-making activities."
  • "We will read the biographies of famous people, do a report on a famous person of your choosing, and each of you will also write your own auto- biography."
  • "These include prefixes, such as pre- or auto-, and suffixes, such as -ing, -tion, and -ism, that are meaningless on their own."