Definition of auto-answer in English:

auto-answer

noun

Computing Telecommunications
  • A facility by which a telephone, modem, or other device, on receiving an incoming signal, automatically establishes a connection with the source and sends a response.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Automatic Electric Technical Journal. From auto- + answer.

Pronunciation

auto-answer

/ˌɔːtəʊˈɑːnsə//ˌɔːtəʊˈansə/