An automobile is called an auto.
A car is an example of an auto.
intransitive verb-·toed, -·to·ing
- of or for oneself; self: autobiography
- by oneself or itself: automobile
- automatic: autofocus
Origin of auto-from Classical Greek autos, self
intransitive verbau·toed, au·to·ing, au·tos
Origin of autoShort for automobile
- Self; same: autogamy.
- Automatic: autopilot.
Origin of auto-Greek from autos self
- An unincorporated community in West Virginia
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Case Names and Institutional Authors in Citations", Table T6, p. 430-431.
auto - Computer Definition
(AUTOmatic) Myriad functions and devices that perform unattended operations as required.