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- adj. Automatic, but with an apparent element of magic. Commonly used in computer and other technology fields, referring to complex technical processes hidden from the view of users or operators. Includes a connotation of specialness and often implies pride on the part of the process creator (especially when the person using the word is the process creator). Sometimes, also used in sarcastic way, ironically implying an impossible process. A one-size-fits-all approach to automatic controls that replaces rather than supplements manual control, resulting in a product that is less flexible and more difficult to use.
Blend of automatic and magical (Wiktionary)