Definition of automatous in English:

automatous

adjective

  • 1Resembling or like an automaton; not motivated by intelligence or will; mechanical.

  • 2Able to act or move spontaneously; having the power of self-motion.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek αὐτόματος + -ous.

Pronunciation

automatous

/ɔːˈtɒmətəs/