automatic send receive
(ASR) Part of a designation for a hard-copy terminal, manufactured by Teletype Corporation, which could be commanded remotely to send the contents of its paper tape reader. The ASR-33 was the most common minicomputer terminal in the early 1970s.
- Automatic-teller machine
- Automatic tracking
a radar tracking system in which an automatic device uses the echo signal from the tracked object to keep the radar constantly beamed on target and to compute the range of the object.
- Automatic transmission
an automotive transmission requiring either very little or no manual shifting of gears. Historical Examples The two readings were electronically added and fed into the transducer for automatic transmission. The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael noun a transmission system in a motor vehicle, usually incorporating a fluid clutch, in which the gears change automatically
- Automatic vending
noun selling goods by vending machines Historical Examples The 1c and 2c values of this series were issued in coil form for use in automatic vending machines. The Stamps of Canada Bertram Poole