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A software function that gives users the option of completing words or forms by a shorthand method on the basis of what has been typed before.
- ‘I started off entering each individually, but quite a few had been caught by that infuriating invasion of privacy: autocomplete.’
- ‘A lot of web developers not only turn off autocomplete for credit card input, but they disable autocomplete on many logins.’
- ‘I typed a few letters of some obscure site, and hey presto, autocomplete.’
- ‘This week, there were red faces at the credit card division, after someone pointed out that customers were able to use an autocomplete option for their password.’
Complete (a word or form) with autocomplete.
- ‘Your incoming and outgoing mail account details should have autocompleted a couple of stages earlier.’
- ‘In my case the fields were autocompleted only after publishing an article without a title.’
- ‘The user could loose track of which entry fields were autocompleted and which were based totally upon the user's own data.’
- ‘This, like many other browsers, tries to help by autocompleting URLs as you type them, basing its choices on your prior viewing habits.’
- ‘Then the next time you autocomplete that recipient's name you run the risk of autocompleting the wrong entry!’
- ‘I have to enter it in full, then subsequent entries on that page only will be autocompleted.’
- ‘Set the key you want to use when an autocompleted word is suggested to you and you want to accept it.’
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