Automatic Tuner Activation (ATA)

Technology / Home Audio / Automatic Tuner Activation (ATA): A feature that allows the tuner to be accessed while a tape deck is rewinding or fast forwarding.

Other Words for Automatic

Automatic Adjective Synonyms: self-acting, self-governing, self-regulating, mechanical, robot, automated

Automatic Withdrawal

Business / Finance / Automatic Withdrawal: A mutual fund that gives shareholders the right to receive a fixed payment from dividends on a quarterly or monthly basis. MORE

Automatic-On Headlamp

Technology / Motorcycle / Automatic-On Headlamp: An automatic-on headlamp, or a daytime running lamp (DRL), is a motorcycle’s headlamp that automatically turns on when the bike is started. It’s mandatory on all street bikes in North America beca MORE


Technology / Motorcycle / Automatics: Riders of motorcycles are used to shifting gears and using a clutch. However, some new riders would like to do away with shifting and clutching since they may have become used to automatic transmissio MORE

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL)

Technology / Cell Phones / Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL): Combining a location-sensing device (such as a GPS receiver) with a wireless communications link to provide a home office or dispatcher with the location of a vehicle or mobile asset (such as a traile MORE

Automatic Two-Putt

Entertainment / Golf / Automatic Two-Putt: When a golf course declares that players may consider the ball to be holed in no more than two putts once their ball is on the putting surface (most commonly because of aeration or temporary greens in MORE

Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS)

Technology / Aviation / Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS): Continuous broadcast of recorded non-control information in selected terminal areas, to improve controller effectiveness and to relieve frequency congestion by automating repetitive transmissions of e MORE