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Automobile vs Cars - What's the difference?

automobile | cars |

As a noun automobile

is .

As a verb cars is

to break.



(en noun)
  • (US, Canada) A type of vehicle designed to move on the ground under its own stored power and intended to carry a driver, a small number of additional passengers, and a very limited amount of other load. A car or motorcar.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}

    Usage notes

    * The word automobile usually implies a car with seating for perhaps four or five passengers. * A vehicle with more than six or seven seats is usually described as a limousine, minivan, van, SUV, bus, etc.


    * (passenger vehicle) auto, car, (British) motor, (British) motorcar * See also

    Coordinate terms

    * truck, van, bus, SUV, minivan, station wagon, sedan, coupe, convertible, sports car, racecar; wagon, cart, trailer, tractor; airplane, boat, ship


  • (dated) To travel by automobile.
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