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auteurism
auteurism [ō tʉr′iz΄əm] n. a critical film theory according to which the primary creator of a film is the director, all of whose works are said to reflect to a certain ...
auteurist
See auteurism. * * *
auth
auth abbrev. 1. authentic 2. author 3. authorized * * *
auth.
1. authentic. 2. author. 3. authority. 4. authorized. * * *
Auth. Ver.
Authorized Version (of the Bible). * * *
authentic
—authentically, adv. /aw then"tik/, adj. 1. not false or copied; genuine; real: an authentic antique. 2. having the origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; ...
authentical
/aw then"ti keuhl/, adj. Archaic. authentic. [1525-35; AUTHENTIC + -AL1] * * *
authentically
See authentic. * * *
authenticate
—authenticatable, adj. —authentication, n. /aw then"ti kayt'/, v.t., authenticated, authenticating. 1. to establish as genuine. 2. to establish the authorship or origin of ...
authentication
See authenticate. * * *
authenticator
/aw then"ti kay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that authenticates. 2. Cryptography. a code used to authenticate a previously transmitted code. [1860-65; AUTHENTICATE + -OR2] * * ...
authenticity
/aw'then tis"i tee, aw'theuhn-/, n. the quality of being authentic; genuineness. [1650-60; AUTHENTIC + -ITY] * * *
authigenic
/aw'thi jen"ik/, adj. Geol. (of a constituent of a rock) formed in the rock where it is found. Cf. allogenic (def. 1). [1885-90; < G Authigen < Gk authigenés native to a ...
author
—authorial /aw thawr"ee euhl, aw thohr"-/, adj. —authorless, adj. /aw"theuhr/, n. 1. a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, etc.; the composer of a literary work, as ...
author catalog
Library Science. a catalog whose entries are listed by author, editor, compiler, translator, or other party considered to have responsibility for the creation or assembly of the ...
author's alteration
a correction or change made in typeset copy that is not a correction of an error introduced by the compositor. Abbr.: AA, A.A., a.a., aa Cf. printer's error. * * *
authoress
/aw"theuhr is/, n. a woman who is an author. [1485-95; AUTHOR + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
authorial
See author. * * *
authoritarian
—authoritarianism, n. /euh thawr'i tair"ee euhn, euh thor'-/, adj. 1. favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom: authoritarian ...
authoritarianism
See authoritarian. * * * Principle of unqualified submission to authority, as opposed to individual freedom of thought and action. As a political system, authoritarianism is ...
authoritative
—authoritatively, adv. —authoritativeness, n. /euh thawr"i tay'tiv, euh thor"-/, adj. 1. having due authority; having the sanction or weight of authority: an authoritative ...
authoritatively
See authoritative. * * *
authoritativeness
See authoritatively. * * *
authority
/euh thawr"i tee, euh thor"-/, n., pl. authorities. 1. the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or ...
authority control
Library Science. the establishment and maintainance of consistent forms of terms, as of names, subjects, and titles, to be used as headings in bibliographic records. * * *
authority figure
a person whose real or apparent authority over others inspires or demands obedience and emulation: Parents, teachers, and police officers are traditional authority figures for ...
authority file
Library Science. a file, either on cards or in machine-readable format, in which decisions involving bibliographic records, particularly for form of entry, are recorded to ...
authorization
/aw'theuhr euh zay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of authorizing. 2. permission or power granted by an authority; sanction. 3. a legislative act authorizing money to be spent for ...
authorize
—authorizable, adj. —authorizer, n. /aw"theuh ruyz'/, v.t., authorized, authorizing. 1. to give authority or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign ...
authorized
/aw"theuh ruyzd'/, adj. 1. given or endowed with authority: an authorized agent. 2. duly sanctioned. [AUTHORIZE + -ED2] * * *
authorized capital
the aggregate par value or the total subscription price of all equity shares of a corporation authorized to be issued under its charter. [1910-15] * * *
Authorized Version
an English version of the Bible prepared in England under James I and published in 1611. Also called King James Version. * * *
AuthorizedVersion
Au·thor·ized Version (ôʹthə-rīzd') n. Abbr. AV See King James Bible. * * *
authorizer
See authorize. * * *
authors
/aw"theuhrz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a card game for two or more persons that is played with a 52-card pack, the object being to take the largest number of tricks consisting ...
authorship
/aw"theuhr ship'/, n. 1. origin, esp. with reference to an author, creator, producer, etc., of a work: establishing the authorship of early medieval manuscripts. 2. the ...
autism
—autist, n. —autistic /aw tis"tik/, adj. —autistically, adv. /aw"tiz euhm/, n. 1. Psychiatry. a pervasive developmental disorder of children, characterized by impaired ...
autist
See autism. * * *
autistic
See autist. * * *
autistically
See autist. * * *
Autlán
▪ Mexico in full  Autlán de Navarro         city, southwestern Jalisco estado (state), west-central Mexico. Autlán is situated in the western foothills of the ...
auto
/aw"toh/, n., pl. autos. automobile. [1895-1900, Amer.; by shortening] * * *
auto
/aw"toh/, n., pl. autos. automobile. [1895-1900, Amer.; by shortening] * * *
auto court
motel. [1930-35] * * *
auto de fe
auto de fe [ou′tō̂ de fe′] n. pl. autos de fe [ou′tō̂s] 〚Sp〛 AUTO-DA-FÉ * * *
auto lift
a device, often powered hydraulically, for raising a vehicle so that the underside is accessible for inspection and repair. * * *
auto racing
the sport of racing automobiles in which drivers compete against each other on a course designed for racing or on closed public roads. [‡1965-70] * * *
auto sacramental
(Spanish; "sacramental act" ) Spanish dramatic genre of short plays on sacred or biblical subjects. Performed outdoors as part of Corpus Christi feast-day celebrations, they ...
auto-
auto-1 a combining form meaning "self," "same," "spontaneous," used in the formation of compound words: autograph. Also, esp. before a vowel, aut-. [ < Gk, comb. form of autós ...
auto-da-fé
/aw'toh deuh fay"/, n., pl. autos-da-fé. the public declaration of the judgment passed on persons tried in the courts of the the Spanish Inquisition, followed by the execution ...
auto-destruct
—auto-destruction, n. —auto-destructive, adj. /aw'toh di strukt"/, v.i. self-destruct. [1970-75] * * *
auto-dial
/aw"toh duy'euhl, -duyl'/, n. See under auto-dialer. * * *
auto-dialer
/aw"toh duy'euh leuhr, -duy'leuhr/, n. a telephone device that makes possible a service feature (auto-dial) whereby a call is automatically made in response to a brief input ...
auto.
1. automatic. 2. automobile. 3. automotive. * * *
autoanalysis
/aw'toh euh nal"euh sis/, n. 1. Psychoanal. self-analysis. 2. Chem. analysis by an autoanalyzer. [1890-95; AUTO-1 + ANALYSIS] * * *
autoanalyzer
/aw'toh an"l uy'zeuhr/, n. a device that performs chemical analysis automatically. [AUTO-3 + ANALYZER] * * *
autoantibody
/aw'toh an"ti bod'ee, -an"tee-/, n., pl. autoantibodies. Immunol. an antibody that an organism produces against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components. [1905-10; ...
autoantigen
/aw'toh an"ti jeuhn, -jen'/, n. Immunol. an antigen of one's own cells or cell products. Also called self-antigen. [AUTO-1 + ANTIGEN] * * *
autobahn
/aw"teuh bahn'/; Ger. /ow"taw bahn'/, n., pl. autobahns, autobahnen /-bah'neuhn/. (in Germany and Austria) a superhighway; expressway. [1935-40; < G, equiv. to Auto AUTO + Bahn ...
autobio
/aw'toh buy"oh/, n, pl. autobios. Informal. autobiography. [by shortening] * * *
autobiog
/aw'toh buy og"/, n. Informal. autobiography. [by shortening] * * *
autobiographer
autobiographer [ôt΄ō bī ä′grə fər, ôt΄ōbēä′grə fər] n. a person who writes the story of his or her own life * * * See autobiography. * * *
autobiographic
See autobiographer. * * *
autobiographical
—autobiographically, adv. /aw'teuh buy'euh graf"i keuhl, aw'toh-/, adj. marked by or dealing with one's own experiences or life history; of or in the manner of an ...
autobiographically
See autobiographer. * * *
autobiography
—autobiographer, n. /aw'teuh buy og"reuh fee, -bee-, aw'toh-/, n., pl. autobiographies. a history of a person's life written or told by that person. [1790-1800; AUTO-1 + ...
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, The
/tok"leuhs, tohk"leuhs/ a memoir (1933) by Gertrude Stein. * * *
autobus
/aw"teuh bus'/, n., pl. autobuses, autobusses. bus1 (def. 1). [1895-1900, Amer.; AUTO-2 + BUS] * * *
autocade
/aw"teuh kayd'/, n. a procession or parade of automobiles; motorcade. [AUTO-2 + -CADE] * * *
autocatalysis
—autocatalytic /aw'toh kat'l it"ik/, adj. —autocatalytically, adv. /aw'toh keuh tal"euh sis/, n., pl. autocatalyses /-seez'/. Chem., Biochem. catalysis caused by a catalytic ...
autocatalytic
See autocatalysis. * * *
autocatalytically
See autocatalytic. * * *
autocatharsis
/aw'toh keuh thahr"sis/, n. Psychiatry. a therapeutic process designed to free unconscious disturbances by having the patient write about his or her experiences, impressions, ...
autocephalous
/aw'teuh sef"euh leuhs/, adj. Eastern Ch. 1. (of a church) having its own head or chief bishop, though in communion with other Orthodox churches. 2. (of a bishop) subordinate to ...
autocephalous church
▪ Eastern Orthodoxy       in the modern usage of Eastern Orthodox canon law, church that enjoys total canonical and administrative independence and elects its own ...
autocephaly
/aw"teuh sef'euh lee/, n. the state of being autocephalous. [AUTOCEPHAL(OUS) + -Y3] * * *
autochrome
/aw"teuh krohm'/, n. Photog. a material once used for color photography, consisting of a photographic emulsion applied over a multicolored screen of minute starch grains dyed ...
autochthon
/aw tok"theuhn/, n., pl. autochthons, autochthones /-theuh neez'/. 1. an aboriginal inhabitant. 2. Ecol. one of the indigenous animals or plants of a region. 3. Geol. a ...
autochthonism
See autochthonous. * * *
autochthonous
—autochthonism, autochthony, n. —autochthonously, adv. —autochthonousness, n. /aw tok"theuh neuhs/, adj. 1. pertaining to autochthons; aboriginal; indigenous (opposed to ...
autochthonously
See autochthonism. * * *
autochthony
See autochthonism. * * *
autocide
/aw"toh suyd'/, n. suicide by crashing the vehicle one is driving. [1965-70; AUTO-2 + -CIDE] * * *
autoclave
/aw"teuh klayv'/, n., v., autoclaved, autoclaving. n. 1. a heavy vessel for conducting chemical reactions under high pressure. 2. See pressure cooker. 3. Med., Bacteriol. an ...
autocoid
au·to·coid (ôʹtə-koid') n. Variant of autacoid. * * *
autocollimation
/aw'toh kol'euh may"sheuhn/, n. Optics. the process used in an autocollimator. [AUTO-1 + COLLIMATION] * * *
autocollimator
/aw'toh kol"euh may'teuhr/, n. Optics. an instrument combining the functions of a telescope and collimator, for detecting and measuring very small deviations in a beam of ...
autocorrelation
/aw'toh kawr'euh lay"sheuhn, -kor'-/, n. Statistics. the correlation of an ordered series of observations with the same series displaced by the same number of terms. [1945-50; ...
autocracy
/aw tok"reuh see/, n., pl. autocracies. 1. government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others; the government or power of an absolute monarch. 2. ...
autocrat
/aw"teuh krat'/, n. 1. an absolute ruler, esp. a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions. 2. a person invested ...
autocratic
—autocratically, adv. /aw'teuh krat"ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of autocracy or of an autocrat; absolute: autocratic government. 2. like an autocrat; ...
autocratical
See autocratic. * * *
autocratically
See autocratic. * * *
autocross
/aw"toh kraws', -kros'/, n. Auto. gymkhana (def. 2). [1960-65; AUTO-2 + (MOTO)CROSS] * * *
autodidact
—autodidactic, adj. —autodidactically, adv. /aw'toh duy"dakt, -duy dakt"/, n. a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a ...
autodidactic
See autodidact. * * *
autodyne
/aw"teuh duyn'/, n. Electronics. a type of heterodyne circuit containing a vacuum tube or transistor that acts simultaneously as a detector and oscillator. [1915-20; AUTO-1 + ...
autoecious
autoecious [ô tē′shəs] adj. 〚 AUTO- + Gr oikos, house (see ECONOMY) + -OUS〛 Biol. passing the entire life cycle on one host, as certain parasites do, esp. rust ...
autoecism
—autoecious /aw tee"sheuhs/, adj. —autoeciously, adv. —autoeciousness, n. /aw tee"siz euhm/, n. Mycol. the development of the entire life cycle of a parasitic fungus on a ...
autoerotic
—autoerotically, adv. /aw'toh i rot"ik/, adj. producing sexual excitement or pleasure without association with another person or external stimulation. [1895-1900; AUTO-1 + ...
autoerotic asphyxia
—autoerotic asphyxiation. asphyxia caused by intentionally strangling oneself while masturbating in order to intensify the orgasm through reduced oxygen flow to the brain. * * *
autoeroticasphyxia
autoerotic asphyxia n. A form of sexual masochism in which oxygen flow to the brain is reduced, as by controlled strangulation or suffocation, in order to enhance the pleasure of ...
autoeroticism
/aw'toh i rot"euh siz'euhm/, n. the arousal and satisfaction of sexual excitement within or by oneself, as by masturbation. Also, autoerotism /aw'toh er"euh ...
autoerotism
autoerotism [ôt΄ōē rät′ə siz΄əmôt΄ō er′ə tiz΄əm] n. 〚 AUTO- + EROTISM: coined by ELLIS2 (Henry) Havelock〛 1. pleasurable sensations or tensions arising in ...
autofocus
/aw"toh foh'keuhs/, adj. 1. having the ability to focus automatically: an autofocus lens; an autofocus camera. n. 2. such an ability. Also, auto-focus. [1955-60; AUTO-3 + ...
autogamic
See autogamy. * * *
autogamous
See autogamic. * * *
autogamy
—autogamous, autogamic /aw'toh gam"ik/, adj. /aw tog"euh mee/, n. 1. Bot. pollination of the ovules of a flower by its own pollen; self-fertilization (opposed to allogamy). 2. ...
autogenesis
autogenesis [ôt΄ō jen′ə sis] n. 〚 AUTO- + -GENESIS〛 SPONTANEOUS GENERATION autogenetic [ôt΄ōjə net′ik] adj. autogenetically adv. * * * au·to·gen·e·sis ...
autogenetic
—autogenetically, adv. /aw'toh jeuh net"ik/, adj. self-generated. [1885-90; AUTO-1 + GENETIC] * * *
autogenetically
See autogenetic. * * *
autogenic training
/aw"toh jen"ik, aw'toh-/ a relaxation technique utilizing self-suggestion, breathing exercises, and meditation. [1960-65; AUTO-1 + -GENIC] * * *
autogenous
—autogenously, adv. /aw toj"euh neuhs/, adj. 1. self-produced; self-generated. 2. Physiol. pertaining to substances generated in the body. 3. Metall. self-fused, without the ...
autogenously
See autogenous. * * *
autogeny
au·tog·e·ny (ô-tōjʹə-nē) n. Variant of autogenesis. * * *
autogiro
/aw'teuh juy"roh/, n., pl. autogiros. an aircraft with an unpowered, horizontally rotating propeller on a shaft above the fuselage that provides lift for the machine, with ...
autograft
/aw"teuh graft', -grahft'/, n. Surg. a tissue or organ that is grafted into a new position on the body of the individual from which it was removed. Also called autoplast, ...
autograph
—autographic /aw'teuh graf"ik/, autographical, adj. —autographically, adv. /aw"teuh graf', -grahf'/, n. 1. a person's own signature: He collects autographs of artists. 2. ...
autographic
autographic [ôt΄ə graf′ik] adj. 1. of, for, or like an autograph or autographs 2. written in one's own handwriting autographically adv. * * * See autograph. * * *
autographical
See autographic. * * *
autographically
See autographic. * * *
autography
/aw tog"reuh fee/, n. 1. the act of writing by one's own hand. 2. autographs collectively. [1635-45; AUTO-1 + -GRAPHY] * * *
autogyro
autogyro [ôt΄ə jī′rō] n. pl. autogyros alt. sp. of AUTOGIRO * * * au·to·gy·ro (ô'tō-jīʹrō) n. Variant of autogiro. * * *
Autoharp
/aw"toh hahrp'/, Trademark. a zither having buttons that when depressed damp all strings except those to be sounded, the undamped strings being strummed to produce simple ...
autohypnosis
—autohypnotic /aw'toh hip not"ik/, adj. —autohypnotically, adv. /aw'toh hip noh"sis/, n. self-induced hypnosis or hypnotic state. [1900-05; AUTO-1 + HYPNOSIS] * * * also ...
autohypnotic
See autohypnosis. * * *
autoicous
/aw toy"keuhs/, adj. Bot. having the male and female organs on the same plant. [AUT- + oic- ( < Gk oik-, s. of oîkos house) + -OUS] * * *
autoignition
/aw'toh ig nish"euhn/, n. 1. Auto. the spontaneous ignition of fuel when introduced into the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine, as a result either of glowing ...
autoignition point
Chem. the minimum temperature at which a substance will undergo spontaneous combustion. Also called ignition point, ignition temperature. * * *
autoimmune
—autoimmunity, n. /aw'toh i myoohn"/, adj. Immunol. of or pertaining to the immune response of an organism against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components. [1950-55; ...
autoimmune disease
Pathol. a disease resulting from a disordered immune reaction in which antibodies are produced against one's own tissues, as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid ...
autoimmunity
See autoimmune. * * *       the state in which the immune system reacts against the body's own normal components, producing disease or functional ...
autoimmunization
/aw'toh im'yeuh neuh zay"sheuhn, -i myooh'-/, n. Immunol. antibody production by an organism in response to and against any of its own tissues, cells, or cell components. Also ...
autoinfection
/aw'toh in fek"sheuhn/, n. Pathol. 1. reinfection by a pathogen that is already in the body. 2. infection caused by transfer of a pathogen from one part of the body to ...
autoinoculable
See autoinoculation. * * *
autoinoculation
—autoinoculable /aw'toh i nok"yeuh leuh beuhl/, adj. —autoinoculability, n. /aw'toh i nok'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. inoculation of a healthy part with an infective agent from a ...
autointoxication
/aw'toh in tok'seuh kay"sheuhn/, n. Pathol. poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion. Also called autotoxemia, autotoxaemia, ...
autoionization
/aw'toh uy'euh neuh zay"sheuhn/, n. Physics. See Auger effect. [AUTO-1 + IONIZATION] * * *
autoist
/aw"toh ist/, n. motorist (def. 1). [1900-05, Amer.; AUTO-2 + -IST] * * *
autokinesis
—autokinetic /aw'toh ki net"ik, -kuy-/, adj. /aw'toh ki nee"sis, -kuy-/, n. Physiol. voluntary movement. [1895-1900; AUTO-1 + KINESIS] * * *
autokinetic effect
Psychol. apparent motion of a single point of light or a small object when presented on a dark field and observed continuously. Also called autokinetic illusion. [1930-35] * * ...
autolithography
/aw'toh li thog"reuh fee/, n. a lithographic technique by which the artist draws or traces with a brush and pen directly on a stone or plate. [1870-75; AUTO-1 + LITHOGRAPHY] * * *
autoloader
/aw"toh loh'deuhr/, n. a firearm with an automatic loading mechanism. [AUTO-3 + LOADER] * * *
autoloading
/aw'toh loh"ding/, adj. semiautomatic (def. 2). [1920-25; AUTO-3 + LOAD + -ING2] * * *
autologous
/aw tol"euh geuhs/, adj. from the same organism: an autologous graft. [1920-25; AUTO-1 + -logous (see -LOGY, -OUS), on the model of HOMOLOGOUS] * * *
autologously
See autologous. * * *
Autolycus
/aw tol"i keuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a thief, the son of Hermes and Chione, and the grandfather of Odysseus. He possessed the power of changing the shape of whatever he stole and of ...
autolysate
/aw tol"euh sayt'/, n. Biochem. a substance produced by autolysis. [1925-30; AUTOLYS(IS) + -ATE2] * * *
autolysin
/awt'l uy"sin, aw tol"euh-/, n. any agent producing autolysis. [1960-65; AUTOLYS(IS) + -IN2] * * *
autolysis
—autolytic /awt'l it"ik/, adj. /aw tol"euh sis/, n. Biochem. the breakdown of plant or animal tissue by the action of enzymes contained in the tissue affected; ...
autolytic
See autolysis. * * *
autolyze
/awt"l uyz'/, v., autolyzed, autolyzing. Biochem. v.t. 1. to cause to undergo autolysis. v.i. 2. to undergo autolysis. Also, esp. Brit., autolyse. [1900-05; back formation from ...
automaker
—automaking, n. /aw"toh may'keuhr/, n. an automobile manufacturer. [1900-05; AUTO-2 + MAKER] * * *
automanipulation
/aw'toh meuh nip'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. physical stimulation of one's own genitals. [1960-65; AUTO-1 + MANIPULATION] * * *
Automat
/aw"teuh mat'/, Trademark. a type of self-service restaurant in which customers obtain food from small compartments by depositing the required number of coins in slots so that ...
automata
/aw tom"euh teuh/, n. a pl. of automaton. * * *
automata theory
Body of physical and logical principles underlying the operation of any electromechanical device (an automaton) that converts information input in one form into another, or into ...
automatable
See automate. * * *
automate
—automatable, adj. /aw"teuh mayt'/, v., automated, automating. v.t. 1. to apply the principles of automation to (a mechanical process, industry, office, etc.). 2. to operate or ...
automated-teller machine
/aw"teuh may'tid tel"euhr/ an electronic banking machine that dispenses cash, accepts deposits, and performs other services when a customer inserts a plastic card and pushes the ...
automatedteller machine
au·to·mat·ed teller machine (ôʹtə-mā'tĭd) n. Abbr. ATM An unattended electronic machine in a public place, connected to a data system and related equipment and activated ...
automatic
—automatically, adv. —automaticity /aw'teuh meuh tis"i tee/, n. /aw'teuh mat"ik/, adj. 1. having the capability of starting, operating, moving, etc., independently: an ...
automatic dialer
auto-dialer. * * *
automatic direction finder
automatic direction finder n. a type of radio compass that indicates automatically the direction of the station to which it is tuned, used esp. on aircraft * * *
automatic drive.
See automatic transmission. * * *
automatic pilot
1. Aeron. an airborne electronic control system that automatically maintains a preset heading and attitude. Also called automatic, autopilot, gyropilot, robot. 2. on automatic ...
automatic pistol
a type of pistol having a mechanism that throws out the empty shell, puts in a new one, and prepares the pistol to be fired again. Also called automatic. [1875-80] * * * ▪ ...
automatic redial
a telephone service feature whereby the last number dialed is automatically called again, either after a specified time or when activated by the user. Also called redial. * * *
automatic rifle
a type of light machine gun capable of firing automatically or in single shots. Also called automatic, machine rifle. [1875-80] * * * ▪ weapon       rifle that utilizes ...
automatic tracking
Electronics. a radar tracking system in which an automatic device uses the echo signal from the tracked object to keep the radar constantly beamed on target and to compute the ...
automatic transmission
an automotive transmission requiring either very little or no manual shifting of gears. Also called automatic, automatic drive. [1945-50] * * * ▪ ...
automatic writing
writing performed without apparent intent or conscious control, esp. to achieve spontaneity or uncensored expression. [1880-85] * * * ▪ spiritualism       in ...
automatic-teller machine.
See automated-teller machine. Also called automatic teller. * * *
automatically
See automatic. * * *
automaticity
automaticity [ôt΄ə mə tis′ə tē, ô täm΄ətis′ə tē] n. the condition of being automatic, or the degree of this * * * See automatically. * * *
automaticpilot
automatic pilot n. 1. A navigation mechanism, as on an aircraft, that automatically maintains a preset course. Also called robot pilot. 2. A state of mind in which one acts ...
automaticteller machine
automatic teller machine n. Abbr. ATM See automated teller machine. * * *
automaticwriting
automatic writing n. Writing performed without conscious thought or deliberation, typically by means of spontaneous free association or as a medium for spirits or psychic ...
automation
/aw'teuh may"sheuhn/, n. 1. the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human ...
automatism
—automatist, n., adj. /aw tom"euh tiz'euhm/, n. 1. the action or condition of being automatic; mechanical or involuntary action. 2. Philos. the doctrine that all activities of ...
automatist
See automatism. * * *
automative
See automation. * * *
automatization
au·tom·a·ti·za·tion (ô-tŏm'ə-tĭ-zāʹshən) n. Automation. * * *
automatize
—automatist, n. —automatization, n. /aw tom"euh tuyz'/, v.t., automatized, automatizing. 1. to make automatic. 2. automate. Also esp. Brit., automatise. [1830-40; AUTOMAT(IC) ...
automatograph
/aw'teuh mat"euh graf', -grahf'/, n. a device for recording involuntary bodily movements. [1890-95; < Gk autómato(s) self-moving (see AUTOMATON) + -GRAPH] * * *
automaton
—automatous, adj. /aw tom"euh ton', -tn/, n., pl. automatons, automata /-teuh/. 1. a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; ...
automatous
See automaton. * * *
automechanism
/aw'toh mek"euh niz'euhm/, n. an automatic mechanical system or component, esp. a device that operates automatically under predetermined conditions. [AUTO-3 + MECHANISM] * * *
automobile
—automobilist /aw'teuh meuh bee"list, -moh"bi list/, n. /aw'teuh meuh beel", aw"teuh meuh beel', aw'teuh moh"beel, -beuhl/, n. 1. a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ...
Automobile Association
➡ AA(2). * * *
automobile club
      an organization of automobile owners. Begun as social clubs in which persons with an interest in motoring and motor racing could meet, such clubs later also ...
automobile insurance
insurance covering loss or damages arising from the operation or ownership of an automobile. * * *
automobile racing
Sport practiced in a variety of forms on roads, tracks, or closed circuits. It includes Grand Prix racing, speedway racing (including the Indianapolis 500), stock-car racing, ...
automobilist
See automobile. * * *
automorphic
—automorphically, adv. /aw'teuh mawr"fik/, adj. Petrog. idiomorphic (def. 1). [1870-75; AUTO-1 + -MORPHIC] * * *
automorphism
/aw'teuh mawr"fiz euhm/, n. Math. an isomorphism from a given set to itself. Cf. inner automorphism, outer automorphism. [1870-75; AUTO-1 + MORPH- + -ISM] * * * ▪ ...
automotive
/aw'teuh moh"tiv, aw"teuh moh'tiv/, adj. 1. pertaining to the design, operation, manufacture, or sale of automobiles: automotive parts. 2. propelled by a self-contained motor, ...
automotive ceramics
Introduction       advanced ceramic materials that are made into components for automobiles. Examples include spark plug insulators, catalysts and catalyst supports for ...
automotive industry
Introduction       all those companies and activities involved in the manufacture of motor vehicles, including most components, such as engines and bodies, but excluding ...
autonomic
—autonomically, adv. /aw'teuh nom"ik/, adj. 1. autonomous. 2. of or pertaining to the autonomic nervous system. 3. Physiol. under the control of the autonomic nervous ...
autonomic nerv sys
▪ Table Important physiological effects mediated by the autonomic nervous system organ response sympathetic activity receptor type parasympathetic ...
autonomic nervous system
the system of nerves and ganglia that innervates the blood vessels, heart, smooth muscles, viscera, and glands and controls their involuntary functions, consisting of sympathetic ...
autonomically
See autonomic. * * *
autonomicnervous system
autonomic nervous system n. The part of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates involuntary action, as of the intestines, heart, and glands, and that is divided into the ...
autonomism
—autonomist, adj., n. /aw ton"euh miz'euhm/, n. the belief in or a movement toward autonomy. [1870-75; AUTONOM(Y) + -ISM] * * *
autonomist
autonomist [ô tän′ə mist] n. a person desiring or advocating autonomy * * * See autonomy. * * *
autonomous
—autonomously, adv. /aw ton"euh meuhs/, adj. 1. Govt. a. self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only. b. pertaining to an autonomy. 2. having autonomy; not ...
autonomous phoneme
Ling. a phoneme that is defined or determined by its contrast in sound with other phonemes, without reference to its role in morphology or any other level of linguistic analysis ...
autonomous syntax
Ling. an approach of generative grammar in which the syntactic component of a grammar is viewed as existing or operating independently of the semantic component and abstract ...
autonomously
See autonomous. * * *
autonomy
—autonomist, n. /aw ton"euh mee/, n., pl. autonomies. 1. independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions: the autonomy of the individual. 2. the condition of being ...
autonym
/aw"teuh nim/, n. 1. a person's own name. Cf. pseudonym. 2. a book published under the real name of the author. [1865-70; AUT- + -ONYM] * * *
autooxidation
/aw"toh ok'si day"sheuhn/, n. Chem. autoxidation. * * *
autopen
au·to·pen (ôʹtō-pĕn') n. A mechanical device used for writing imitations of a personal signature. * * *
autophagia
—autophagic /aw'teuh faj"ik/, adj. /aw'teuh fay"jeuh, -jee euh/, n. Physiol. 1. controlled digestion of damaged organelles within a cell. 2. the maintenance of bodily nutrition ...
autophagy
au·toph·a·gy (ô-tŏfʹə-jē) n. The process of self-digestion by a cell through the action of enzymes originating within the same cell. * * *
autophyte
—autophytic /aw'teuh fit"ik/, adj. —autophytically, adv. /aw"teuh fuyt'/, n. Ecol. any organism that synthesizes its own food, as a photosynthetic plant. Cf. ...
autopilot
/aw"toh puy'leuht/, n. See automatic pilot. [AUTO-3 + PILOT] * * *
autoplast
/aw"teuh plast'/, n. Surg. autograft. [1880-85; AUTO-1 + -PLAST] * * *
autoplastic
See autoplasty. * * *
autoplastically
See autoplastic. * * *
autoplasty
—autoplastic, adj. /aw"teuh plas'tee/, n., pl. autoplasties. Surg. the repair of defects with tissue from another part of the patient's body. [1850-55; AUTO-1 + -PLASTY] * * *
autopolyploid
—autopolyploidy, n. /aw'teuh pol"euh ployd'/, Biol. adj. 1. having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are derived from the same ancestral species. n. 2. an ...
autopolyploidy
See autopolyploid. * * *
autopotamic
/aw'toh peuh tam"ik/, adj. (of an organism) living or growing only in flowing freshwater streams. [AUTO-1 + POTAMIC] * * *
autopsic
See autopsy. * * *
autopsical
See autopsic. * * *
autopsist
See autopsic. * * *
autopsy
—autopsist, n. /aw"top see, aw"teuhp-/, n., pl. autopsies, v., autopsied, autopsying. n. 1. inspection and dissection of a body after death, as for determination of the cause ...
autoradiogram
au·to·ra·di·o·gram (ô'tō-rāʹdē-ō-grăm') n. See autoradiograph. * * *
autoradiograph
—autoradiographic /aw'teuh ray'dee euh graf"ik/, adj. —autoradiographically, adv. /aw'teuh ray"dee euh graf', -grahf'/, n. a picture revealing the presence of radioactive ...
autoradiographic
See autoradiograph. * * *
autoradiography
/aw'toh ray'dee og"reuh fee/, n. the technique or process of making autoradiographs. Also called radioautography. [1940-45; AUTO-1 + RADIOGRAPHY] * * *
autoregulation
—autoregulative /aw'toh reg"yeuh lay'tiv, -leuh tiv/, autoregulatory /aw'toh reg"yeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —autoregulatively, adv. /aw'toh reg'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, ...
autorotation
—autorotational, adj. /aw'toh roh tay"sheuhn/, n. Aeron. the condition of flight occurring when lift is derived solely from the action of air upon the unpowered rotor of a ...
autoroute
/aw"toh rooht'/; Fr. /oh toh rddooht"/, n., pl. autoroutes /-roohts'/; Fr. /-rddooht"/. a principal highway, esp. in France and French-speaking Canada. [1960-65; < F; see AUTO, ...
autos-da-fé
au·tos-da-fé (ô'tōz-də-fāʹ, ou'tōz-) n. Plural of auto-da-fé. * * *
autoschediasm
—autoschediast, n. —autoschediastic, autoschediastical, adj. /aw'toh skee"dee az'euhm/, n. something that is improvised or extemporized. [1835-45; < Gk autoschedíasma, ...
autosensitization
/aw'toh sen'si teuh zay"sheuhn/, n. Immunol. autoimmunization. [AUTO-1 + SENSITIZATION] * * *
autosexing
/aw"toh sek'sing/, n. breeding, esp. of domestic fowl, to reveal sexual characteristics at birth or hatching in order to separate males from females. [1935-40; AUTO-1 + SEX + ...
autosomal
See autosome. * * *
autosomally
See autosomal. * * *
autosome
—autosomal, adj. —autosomally, adv. /aw"teuh sohm'/, n. Genetics. any chromosome other than a sex chromosome. Also called euchromosome. [1905-10; AUTO-1 + -SOME3] * * *
autostability
/aw'toh steuh bil"i tee/, n. Mach. the ability of a mechanism to maintain a stable performance, due either to the mechanics of its structure or to built-in automatic control ...
autostrada
/aw"toh strah'deuh/; It. /ow'taw strddah"dah/, n., pl. autostradas, It. autostrade /-strddah"de/. (in Italy) a divided highway connecting major cities. [1925-30; < It, equiv. to ...
autosuggest
See autosuggestion. * * *
autosuggestibility
See autosuggest. * * *
autosuggestible
See autosuggest. * * *
autosuggestion
—autosuggestible, adj. —autosuggestibility, n. —autosuggestionist, n. —autosuggestive, adj. /aw'toh seuhg jes"cheuhn, -seuh-/, n. Psychol. suggestion arising from ...
autosuggestive
See autosuggest. * * *
autotelic
—autotelism, n. /aw'teuh tel"ik/, adj. Philos. (of an entity or event) having within itself the purpose of its existence or happening. Cf. heterotelic. [1900-05; AUTO-1 + ...
autotelism
▪ literature       the belief that a work of art, especially a work of literature, is an end in itself or provides its own justification and does not exist to serve a ...
autotomic
See autotomy. * * *
autotomize
/aw tot"euh muyz'/, v., autotomized, autotomizing. v.i. 1. to undergo autotomy. v.t. 2. to effect autotomy of (a part). Also esp. Brit., autotomise. [1900-05; AUTOTOM(Y) + ...
autotomous
See autotomic. * * *
autotomy
—autotomic /aw'teuh tom"ik/, autotomous, adj. /aw tot"euh mee/, n., pl. autotomies. 1. Zool. a. separation of a body part. b. self-amputation of a damaged or trapped ...
autotoxemia
/aw'toh tok see"mee euh/, n. Pathol. autointoxication. Also, autotoxaemia. [1885-90; AUTO-1 + TOXEMIA] * * *
autotoxic
See autotoxin. * * *
autotoxicosis
/aw'teuh tok'si koh"sis/, n. Pathol. autointoxication. [AUTO-1 + TOXICOSIS] * * *
autotoxin
—autotoxic, adj. /aw'teuh tok"sin/, n. Pathol. a toxin or poisonous chemical formed within the body and acting against it. [1890-95; AUTO-1 + TOXIN] * * *
autotransformer
/aw'toh trans fawr"meuhr/, n. Elect. a transformer having a single coil that serves as both a primary coil and a secondary coil. [1890-95; AUTO-1 + TRANSFORMER] * * *
autotransfusion
/aw'toh trans fyooh"zheuhn/, n. infusion of a patient's own blood, either collected and returned to the body during surgery or transfused from a stored supply. [1960-65; AUTO-1 + ...
autotransplant
—autotransplantation, n. /aw'teuh trans"plant', -plahnt'/, n. Surg. autograft. [1905-10; AUTO-1 + TRANSPLANT] * * *
autotroph
—autotrophic, adj. /aw"teuh trof', -trohf'/, n. Biol. any organism capable of self-nourishment by using inorganic materials as a source of nutrients and using photosynthesis or ...

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