automatic transmission

noun

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.

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“Automatic transmission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automatic%20transmission. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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