automatic

automatic

(a^ tu mat' ik) adj.

1. happening without any specific action by a person, as an action or effect of an automated process.

2. happening by default in the execution of a program, without being specifically mentioned in the program.

automatic variable

n.

a variable that is created automatically in the execution of a program; a variable that exists when the program executes, even though the program contains no specific declaration or action to create it.

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