a zither having buttons that when depressed damp all strings except those to be sounded, the undamped strings being strummed to produce simple chords.
trademark a zither-like musical instrument used in country-and-western music, equipped with button-controlled dampers that can prevent selected strings from sounding, thus allowing chords to be played. It is plucked with the fingers or a plectrum
1882, name on a patent taken out by Charles F. Zimmermann of Philadelphia, U.S.A., for an improved type of harp, an instrument considerably different from the modern autoharp, actually a chord zither, which was invented about the same time by K.A. Gütter of Markneukirchen, Germany, who called it a Volkszither.
self-induced or hypnotic state. Historical Examples Some people call this process the autohypnosis of the great. H. R. Edwin Lefevre The part that hypnosis and autohypnosis, conscious and unconscious, has played here cannot easily be overestimated. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 Various noun (psychol) the process or result of self-induced hypnosis
Automotive. the spontaneous of fuel when introduced into the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine, as a result either of glowing carbon in the chamber or of the heat of compression. .
- Autoignition point
the minimum temperature at which a substance will undergo spontaneous combustion.
- Autoimmune disease
a disease resulting from a disordered immune reaction in which antibodies are produced against one’s own tissues, as systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis. Contemporary Examples The Andrews family had already lost a daughter to an autoimmune disease in 1999. The Army Lied About the Hero Who Died Looking for Bowe Bergdahl Michael Daly June […]