au·​to·​mo·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌȯ-tō-mə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce automobility (audio) , -mō- \

Definition of automobility

: the use of automobiles as the major means of transportation

Examples of automobility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For air mobility to meaningfully replace automobility, Dr. Rothblatt said, the eVTOL industry has to benchmark the safety standards not of cars or helicopters or private planes, but commercial airliners. Dan Neil, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2020 The rapid growth of automobility after World War I might have tempered enthusiasm for driving too fast and too recklessly. Dan Albert, Vox, 21 June 2019 Everything that the future holds for automobility—connected, shared, self-driving, electric—sounds to traditionalists about as appealing as cat-food flavored toothpaste. Dan Neil, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of automobility

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of automobility was in 1896

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“Automobility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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