au·​to·​chang·​er ˈȯ-(ˌ)tō-ˌchān-jər How to pronounce autochanger (audio)
plural autochangers
: a device or mechanism that can hold multiple disks (such as phonograph records, CDs, or hard disks) and that changes the disk being used automatically as needed
Sony's autochanger comes with proprietary robotics that retrieve the disks and insert them into one of two disk drives.Electronics, 25 Nov. 1985
One reason the XJR is so heavy is because it's loaded with luxury equipment, such as a killer 320-watt Alpine sound system with a six-disc autochanger.Dan Jedlicka, Chicago Sun-Times, 10 Dec. 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autochanger was in 1934

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“Autochanger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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