automotive

adjective
au·​to·​mo·​tive | \ ˌȯ-tə-ˈmō-tiv How to pronounce automotive (audio) \

Definition of automotive

2 : of, relating to, or concerned with self-propelled vehicles or machines

Examples of automotive in a Sentence

The store stocks automotive parts.

Recent Examples on the Web

That’s how Megha Maheshwari, a software engineer with experience working on automotive technology in Singapore and Germany, became a self-driving car engineer at Volvo’s R&D tech center in Mountain View. Levi Sumagaysay, The Mercury News, "‘Nanodegrees’ and other paths to jobs in the self-driving car industry," 21 June 2019 Starting this weekend, with a prominent role in Sony’s sci-fi franchise Men in Black: International, the Japanese automotive company hopes to add another hit to its credits, giving it supporting roles in summer blockbusters for two years running. Dale Rutledge, Fortune, "With ‘MIB: International,’ Lexus Is Cast as a Blockbuster Car for a Second Straight Summer," 14 June 2019 Daimler joins other automotive companies experimenting with quantum computing’s potential applications. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Mercedes Enlists Quantum Computing to Build a Better Electric Vehicle Battery," 25 Feb. 2019 Thankfully, Steiner retired from the Navy with his body and ambition intact, and landed a job at a big automotive company’s new model-development group. Josh Snider, Popular Mechanics, "The Everything Workshop," 4 Dec. 2018 Rich Ceppos has evaluated automobiles and automotive technology during a career that has encompassed 10 years at General Motors, 15 years writing for Car and Driver, and thousands of miles logged in racing cars. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Rich Ceppos," 30 Apr. 2019 Yeah, essentially taking rocket technology and automotive technology and applying it to drilling technology. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Recode Decode," 2 Nov. 2018 Those sanctions affect financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran’s automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals including gold. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Trump ups sanctions pressure on Iran despite European dismay," 6 Aug. 2018 The restrictions in Hamburg are only the latest challenge facing Germany’s automotive sector. New York Times, "In a First for Germany, Hamburg Bans Diesel Engines. On 2 Roads.," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of automotive

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of automotive was in 1830

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automotive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of automotive

: of, relating to, or concerned with cars and other vehicles

automotive

adjective
au·​to·​mo·​tive | \ ˌȯ-tə-ˈmō-tiv How to pronounce automotive (audio) \

Kids Definition of automotive

: of or relating to automobiles an automotive parts store

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