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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.

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At Imperial, Lamberti is preparing for a potential split of the company into separate automotive and logistics businesses later this year., "Imperial CEO Apologizes for Remarks to Employee After Ruling," 4 Apr. 2018 Once the campaign runs, iSpot can detect the ad exposures from Vizio TV sets within households and match those households to people who visited the automotive website. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "NBCU to Measure TV Ads Based on Business Outcomes," 4 May 2018 Permasteelisa builds skins, or outer layers for skyscrapers, while Leipold creates precision metal parts for the medical and automotive industries. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Historian Bob Bell Examines 'Makin' Stuff In Windsor'," 2 July 2018 At this point, Scott saw himself in the business of automotive parts for the long haul. Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Rick Scott and family made $550M in one transaction. How 'blind' is his blind trust?," 11 July 2018 Working for the automotive company founded by a billionaire car dealer, the late Jim Moran, comes with major perks, from use of the corporate jets to yacht rides and retreats in the Bahamas. Fortune, "JM Family Enterprises," 16 Feb. 2018 By 1946, Réard had left automotive engineering to work in his mother’s lingerie business. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "A scandalous, two-piece history of the bikini," 6 July 2018 That included scuttling plans to take investment from automotive companies as well as another to explore Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Faraday Future reveals the source of its $2 billion investment as a co-founder steps away," 26 June 2018 Hit by the departure of automotive companies that stunted its tax base, the city has also struggled with maintaining its schools, businesses and infrastructure. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Celebrate Highland Park's centennial by looking to the future," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of automotive

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of automotive

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


au·to·mo·tive | \ˌȯ-tə-ˈmō-tiv \

Kids Definition of automotive

: of or relating to automobiles an automotive parts store

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