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.

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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 Alabama should be celebrating a championship of a different kind today, as the state is expected to announce the addition of a fourth vehicle manufacturing plant to an already growing automotive sector. William Thornton, AL.com, "Location, logistics may have lured Toyota-Mazda to Alabama," 10 Jan. 2018 Mercedes's Experimental Safety Vehicle is a GLE-class SUV with safety gear onboard to show what the automotive future will look like. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "The Mercedes-Benz ESF Is a One-Car Showcase of the Way Safety Will Look in Vehicles of the Future," 20 May 2019 Nayeb worked in the vehicle yard, disposing of motor oil and other potentially hazardous automotive materials. Russ Bynum, The Seattle Times, "US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues bomber’s employer," 20 Feb. 2019 Not content to end the year with just three different 6T options, OnePlus has announced a new special edition of the phone co-branded with storied automotive racing company McLaren. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "The most expensive OnePlus phone ever," 11 Dec. 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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