One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A software function that completes words or strings without the user needing to type them in full.
- ‘I started off entering each individually, but quite a few had been caught by that infuriating invasion of privacy: autocomplete.’
- ‘I typed a few letters of some obscure site, and hey presto, autocomplete.’
- ‘A lot of web developers not only turn off autocomplete for credit card input, but they disable autocomplete on many logins.’
- ‘This week, there were red faces at the credit card division, after someone pointed out that customers were able to use an autocomplete option for their password.’
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