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

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The rapid growth of automobility after World War I might have tempered enthusiasm for driving too fast and too recklessly. Dan Albert, Vox, "Driverless cars are coming. We’ll miss the thrill of the ride.," 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, "The Avant-Garde BMW i8: Bavaria’s Answer to Tesla," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of automobility

1896, in the meaning defined above

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