Auto meaning

ôtō
Self; same.

Autogamy.

prefix
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Automatic.

Autofocus.

affix
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(law) Abbreviation of automobile.
noun
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An automobile.
noun
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To go by or ride in an automobile.
verb
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adjective
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An automobile.
noun
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The definition of auto is an abbreviation for automobile which is a machine with an engine, four wheels, and room for passengers that is used to transport people on land.

A car is an example of an auto.

noun
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Of or for oneself; self.

Autobiography.

affix
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By oneself or itself.

Automobile.

affix
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To go by automobile.
verb
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Automatic.

Autopilot.

prefix
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A prefix meaning “oneself,” as in autoimmune, producing antibodies or immunity against oneself. It also means “by itself, automatic,” as in autonomic, governing by itself.
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(AUTOmatic) Myriad functions and devices that perform unattended operations as required.
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An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
pronoun
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(law) Abbreviation of automotive.
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Origin of auto

  • < Gr autos, self

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek from autos self

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for automobile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition