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1rare The quality or fact of being automobile; the capacity of a person or thing for self-propulsion. Now rare.
2The use of automobiles or motor vehicles as a mode of transport; motor travel.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Annual Reports Chief of Engineers United States Army to Secretary of War. From auto- + mobility. In sense 1 probably after French automobilité; compare German Automobilität, in same sense.
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