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Automatic switching; the facility afforded by an autoswitch.
Early 20th century. From autoswitch + -ing. Compare later autoswitch.
That switches automatically between different modes of operation or different settings.
1970s; earliest use found in British Patents. From autoswitch + -ing.
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