(of a usually complicated technical or computer process) done, operating, or happening in a way that is hidden from or not understood by the user, and in that sense, apparently “magical”:
I just downloaded an automagical update to my word processing software that somehow fixed the problems.
an automobile manufacturer. Contemporary Examples The Italian automaker brought new management, design ideas, cash, and marketing elan to the company. Bailout’s Success Lets Treasury Take Loss on General Motors Stock Daniel Gross December 18, 2012 The automaker’s stunning rebound into profitability seemed to shock even those who made it happen. Is GM’s Turnaround for Real? […]
automatically; in a way that is hidden from or not understood by the user, and in that sense, apparently “magical”: I downloaded an app that automagically adds a travel itinerary to my calendar whenever I buy a plane ticket. jargon /aw-toh-maj’i-klee/ or /aw-toh-maj’i-k*l-ee/ Automatically, but in a way that, for some reason (typically because it […]
physical stimulation of one’s own genitals.
a type of self-service restaurant in which customers obtain food from small compartments by depositing the required number of coins in slots so that the doors can be opened. Historical Examples The Automat restaurants, for example, where the customer gets all his requirements himself, would never do in London. Roving East and Roving West E. […]