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 Having come to life in 2019, Marelli is already one of the world’s leading global independent suppliers to the automotive sector. Forbes, 8 June 2021 The decline was concentrated in the automotive sector, where a semiconductor shortage has caused disruptions, and the defense industry, which tends to be very volatile. Amara Omeokwe, WSJ, 27 May 2021 Here's who's leaving Michigan's labor force and why The largest job reduction in April compared with March occurred in the state’s automotive manufacturing sector, down 13,000 jobs, the department said. Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press, 19 May 2021 Both companies are looking to President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal to help transform the automotive sector as electric vehicles shift from a luxury niche to mainstream America. Josh Boak, ajc, 18 May 2021 Biden has proposed a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that aims to help transform the automotive sector by making vehicles that don't burn gasoline more mainstream. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 Both companies are looking to President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal to help transform the automotive sector as electric vehicles shift from a luxury niche to mainstream America. Josh Boak, Star Tribune, 17 May 2021 Both companies are looking to President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal to help transform the automotive sector as electric vehicles shift from a luxury niche to mainstream America. Josh Boak, chicagotribune.com, 17 May 2021 Saueressig will join San Antonio’s expanding automotive manufacturing sector. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Mar. 2021

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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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13 Jun 2021

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“Automotive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automotive. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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