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A switch that operates automatically, an automatic switch; specifically a facility by which a device automatically switches between different modes of operation or adjusts its settings according to circumstances.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Horseless Age. From auto- + switch.
no object To switch automatically between different modes of operation or different settings according to circumstances.
1980s; earliest use found in InfoWorld. From auto- + switch, after autoswitch.
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