: of, like, or suggestive of an automaton : automatic, mechanical
the relentless automatous march of an army

Word History


Latin automatus, from Greek automatos

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of automatous was in 1646

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“Automatous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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