a feature of a word processor, email program, web browser, etc., that automatically predicts the remaining characters in a word or phrase based on what has been typed or input before:
If you supply the information, your browser will be able to use autocomplete to fill out online forms.
to complete (a sequence of characters), as in a name, address, or password, or fill in (a form or document): The virtual keyboard on my mobile phone amazingly autocompletes most of what I want to type!
Filling out forms is so much easier when the computer autocompletes them for you.

a software feature that automatically fills in the rest of a Web site address or e-mail address based on ones previously used on the computer; a software feature that automatically fills in a field in a spreadsheet program based on something previously typed
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auto-complete, v; auto-completion, n


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