Definition of automative in English:

automative

adjective

  • 1Automatic.

  • 2Automotive.

  • 3Of or relating to the automation of a manufacturing or other process.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Joseph Priestley (1733–1804), theologian and natural philosopher. Probably partly irregularly from automat- + -ive, and partly a typographical error for automotive.

Pronunciation

automative

/ɔːˈtɒmətɪv//ˈɔːtəʊˌmeɪtɪv/