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Definition of "automaticity" [automaticity]

  • The ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low level details required. (noun)
  • The ability of the heart muscles to contract independently of each other when separated or in unison when reattached in whole or in groups (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "automaticity" in a sentence
  • "My recollection is that all those who spoke, including the UK representative, but excluding Negroponte of the US, accepted that there was no "automaticity" - ie that the matter would have to be considered further before military steps were taken."
  • "Study co-author Chen-Bo Zhong told the Financial Post that "logos or other situational cues all have the same type of effect of" automaticity "-- [triggering] regulatory behaviour that is beyond our control.""
  • "The Russian government, the French government believing that they have enough assurances that there is no so-called automaticity, no trigger immediately for a U.S. military attack."