non·​au·​to·​mat·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌȯ-tə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce nonautomatic (audio) \

Definition of nonautomatic

: not automatic a nonautomatic process a nonautomatic rifle

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Where Does Affirmative Action Leave Asian-Americans?," 30 Aug. 2019

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonautomatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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