au·​to·​save | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌsāv How to pronounce autosave (audio) \

Definition of autosave

: a function of a computer program (such as a word processor or spreadsheet) that automatically saves an open file at regular intervals

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Other Words from autosave

autosave verb, transitive + intransitive

Examples of autosave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shortly after this glitch, the game spawned a super-powerful foe nearby who insta-killed me, and the autosave system repeatedly forced me to deal with this knight while my target somehow despawned. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "test ahead of its November launch," 14 Oct. 2020 Updating…There is an autosave of this post that is more recent than the version below. Taiia Smart Young, Essence, "Phaedra Parks Returns to Reality TV In 'Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop Edition'," 21 May 2020 The program includes an autosave feature that lets customers set up repeat transfers, say $10 a week, from their checking account to savings. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "How banks are motivating customers to save up for big purchases," 12 Feb. 2020 There's now an autosave function between levels, which is welcome, but dying in a mission—and this includes accidental jumps into open pits—completely restarts the level, as opposed to triggering a checkpoint. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Metal Wolf Chaos XD: A weirdly timed return to 2004’s robo-blasting innocence," 6 Aug. 2019 Turning on the autosave feature on an old version of the Windows 10 OneDrive app would actually turn on KFR automatically, but didn’t always move the files from the user’s PC to the cloud. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft restarts Windows 10 October 2018 Update, blaming data loss on misdirected folders," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of autosave

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autosave

auto- + save entry 1

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The first known use of autosave was in 1969

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Last Updated

24 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Autosave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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