non·​au·​to·​mat·​ic ˌnän-ˌȯ-tə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce nonautomatic (audio)
: not automatic
a nonautomatic process
a nonautomatic rifle

Examples of nonautomatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That leaves the 40 percent of the budget that is discretionary spending (i.e., nonautomatic spending that Congress appropriates). Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 1 Feb. 2023 On two separate occasions within the last decade, Blum and his attorneys argued that the University of Texas was placing too much weight on race in nonautomatic admissions. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonautomatic was in 1972

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“Nonautomatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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