Definition of auto in US English:


adjective & noun

  • short for automatic
    • ‘The manual gearbox has a tendency to be notchy and the auto gearbox doesn't change particularly smoothly.’
    • ‘Let's be honest here: if I got an auto response, how can the contents of my email have been noted.’
    • ‘I was playing with the auto contrast on my camera, setting it by focussing one area then moving it to point somewhere else.’
    • ‘It has a much slower rate of fire than the auto shotgun, but it hits just as hard.’
    • ‘Our cows have foam mattresses to lie on and an auto cleaner that cleans the floor every two hours.’