Words that Start with Auto: Definitions and Examples for Vocabulary Enhancement

Discover a variety of words starting with “auto” and learn how each of them is connected to the concept of self-operation or self-management.

  1. Auto- Refers to self or automatic; often used as a prefix.
  2. Autobiography- A self-written account of one’s life.
  3. Autocrat- A ruler who has absolute power.
  4. Autocorrect- A software feature that automatically corrects spelling and typing errors.
  5. Autodidact- A self-taught person.
  6. Autoerotic- Relating to sexual stimulation or satisfaction of oneself.
  7. Autofocus- A feature in optical devices that automatically adjusts the focus.
  8. Autogamy- A form of reproduction by self-fertilization.
  9. Autogenic- Originating from within oneself, self-produced.
  10. Autograph- A person’s own signature.
  11. Autoimmune- Relating to disease caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced against substances naturally present in the body.
  12. Automation- The use of automatic equipment in a process or system.
  13. Automaton- A moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being.
  14. Automobile- A road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor.
  15. Autonomic- Relating to the autonomic nervous system, which controls bodily functions not consciously directed.
  16. Autonomy- The right or condition of self-government.
  17. Autopsy- A post-mortem examination to discover the cause of death or the extent of disease.
  18. Autoradiograph- A radiograph made by placing an object in contact with a photographic film.
  19. Autosome- Any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.
  20. Autotroph- An organism that produces its own nutrients from inorganic substances or from the environment instead of consuming other organisms.
  21. Autochthonous- Indigenous, originating where it is found.
  22. Autoethnography- A form of qualitative research in which an author uses self-reflection to explore their personal experience and connect this autobiographical story to wider cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings.
  23. Autogiro- An aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings or blades.
  24. Autohypnosis- Self-induced hypnosis; hypnosis performed on oneself.
  25. Autoinfection- An infection caused by microbes already present in the body.
  26. Autolysis- The destruction of cells or tissues by their own enzymes.
  27. Automat- A fast-food restaurant where simple foods and drink are served from vending machines.
  28. Automate- Convert (a process or facility) to largely automatic operation.
  29. Automaticity- The ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low-level details required.
  30. Automorphism- An isomorphism from a mathematical object to itself.
  31. Autoantibody- An antibody produced by the immune system that is directed against one or more of the individual’s own proteins.
  32. Autocade- A parade of automobiles.
  33. Autoclave- A strong heated container used for chemical reactions and other processes using high pressures and temperatures.
  34. Autoecious- Completing its life cycle on a single host.
  35. Autoexposure- A feature in photography that automatically adjusts the exposure of the camera.
  36. Autogenic Training- A relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz by which a psychophysiological self-regulation is achieved.
  37. Autoharp- A stringed instrument having a series of chord bars attached to dampers which mute all the strings other than those that form the desired chord.
  38. Autoimmune Disease- A disease resulting from an immune response against the body’s own tissues.
  39. Autoinjector- A device for injecting a single dose of medication automatically into the body.
  40. Autoland- An automated system that fully automates the landing phase of an aircraft’s flight, with the human crew supervising the process.
  41. Automixer- An electronic device used in audio recording and broadcasting that automatically adjusts the levels of multiple sound inputs.
  42. Autopilot- A device for keeping an aircraft on a set course without the intervention of the pilot.
  43. Autopolyploidy- Polyploidy resulting from duplication of one diploid set of chromosomes.
  44. Autoregressive- A type of statistical model that predicts future values based on past values.
  45. Autostereoscopic- Displaying stereoscopic images that can be viewed without special glasses.
  46. Autotune- A device or facility for tuning something automatically, especially a radio or a television receiver.
  47. Autotrophic- Relating to autotrophs, organisms that can produce their own food from the substances available in their surroundings using light or chemical energy.
  48. Autovivisection- Self-dissection, metaphorically speaking; deeply analyzing one’s own emotions and behaviors.
  49. Autogyro- A type of rotorcraft that uses an unpowered rotor in free autorotation to develop lift.
  50. Autostrada- An Italian expressway, similar to a highway.

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