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Definition of "auto" []

  • An automobile. (noun)
  • To go by or ride in an automobile. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "auto" in a sentence
  • "I didn't know about the synonym search (e.g. "~auto loan" will allow auto to match car, truck, etc.) and the wildcards (e.g. "red * blue" will match occurrences of red and blue with one word in between)."
  • "Once you plug in the Wii MotionPlus dongle, the title auto-recognizes it and takes advantage of its added precision."
  • "The term auto bias normally describes a circuit in which the signal grid of a power tube is referenced to ground, and the potential of the cathode is raised above ground through a cathode resistor (footnote 1), thus prompting the tube to adjust itself under operating conditions."