auto-complete

noun
au·​to-com·​plete | \ ˈȯ-(ˌ)tō-kəm-ˈplēt How to pronounce auto-complete (audio) \
variants: or autocomplete

Definition of auto-complete

: a feature found in many computer programs (such as those used for data entry, email editing, Internet searches, or word processing) that attempts to predict and automatically complete the current word or phrase as it is being entered by the program's user

First Known Use of auto-complete

1992, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Auto-complete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auto-complete. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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