Automatic vs Autoblanking - What's the difference?

automatic | autoblanking |

As nouns the difference between automatic and autoblanking

is that automatic is a car with automatic transmission while autoblanking is (television) automatic blanking.

As an adjective automatic

is capable of operating without external control or intervention.



Alternative forms

* automatick


  • Capable of operating without external control or intervention.
  • The automatic clothes washer was a great labor-saving device
  • Done out of habit or without conscious thought.
  • The reaction was automatic : flight!
  • (of a firearm such as a machine gun) Firing continuously as long as the trigger is pressed until ammunition is exhausted.
  • (computing, of a local variable) Automatically added to and removed from the stack during the course of function calls.
  • (maths, of a group) Having one or more finite-state automata
  • Synonyms

    * (without conscious thought) perfunctory, thoughtless, instinctive


    * (capable of operating without external control) manual * (without conscious thought) voluntary

    Derived terms

    * automatically * automaticity * automatic transmission * automatical


    (en noun)
  • A car with automatic transmission.
  • I never learned to drive a stick. I can only drive an automatic .
  • A semi-automatic firearm.
  • Antonyms

    * (car with automatic transmission) stick, stickshift; manual transmission; standard transmission




  • (television) automatic blanking