automatic transmission

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of automatic transmission

:a system in a vehicle that changes gears at different speeds without direct control by the driver
  • I can't drive her car because it has a manual transmission instead of an automatic transmission.

Word by Word Definitions

automatic play
  1. : largely or wholly involuntary

  2. : acting or done spontaneously or unconsciously

  3. : done or produced as if by machine : mechanical

  1. : a machine or apparatus that operates automatically

  2. : an automatic transmission

  3. : an automobile with an automatic transmission

transmission play
  1. : an act, process, or instance of transmitting

  2. : the passage of radio waves in the space between transmitting and receiving stations

  3. : an assembly of parts including the speed-changing gears and the driveshaft by which the power is transmitted from an engine to a live axle


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