Definitions

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  • adv. In an automagical manner.

Etymologies

automagical +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Acknowledging that it is a decade or so old, I much prefer the phrase automagically to automatically.

    Monday Matchbook: live better – The Bleat.

  • If you add the new G_SATELLITE_3D_MAP map type to your MapsAPI initialization code your site will "automagically" support Google Earth via a button in the maps view

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The big attraction, I assure you, is not the fact that UGC is so good or done by pros, but that it's free, possibly explosive, and can be "automagically" repurposed and sold to customers.

    The User-Generated Content Myth - Publishing 2.0

  • Aside from being the man who coined the term "automagically," Bucher was a founding member of WebTV, which was acquired by Microsoft.

    Finally, a Sirius IPod Threat

  • Now, you can sit back and modulate the brakes while the car "automagically" steers itself through the reversing maneuver.

    New Lexus LS helps park itself

  • Win XP on this computer, and my browser somehow doesn't "automagically" recognise it, yet I succeeded to view the text in Word it did not list the font in the font pull-down menu either, I had to write the font name "Dilyana" manually! but now it works

    languagehat.com: UNICODE GLAGOLITIC.

  • As a bonus, if you visit Disney's welcome desk at the airport when you arrive, they'll put you in the system to "automagically" pull your boarding pass 23 hours and 59 minutes before your departure flight.

    About.com Hotels / Resorts / Inns

  • Sure, having it happen "automagically" is better, but the most important thing is that it just gets done.

    Comments for The Security Catalyst

  • I got into SCSI at the right time, after the time when you needed to sacrifice a chicken to get a SCSI peripheral installed properly, but just before it became almost plug and play, and the Seagate-Adaptec solutions started using the term "automagically" for semi-PnP setups.

    Lockergnome

  • The application 'automagically' imports travel itineraries for hands-off travel management.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

Comments

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  • I used to hate this word. It was when I started using it subconsciously did I realize I liked it.

    April 26, 2009

  • This seems like a good candidate for Sionnach's eggcorns and effles list.

    December 12, 2008

  • Quite yer whinin'! It's a perfectly accurate, utilitarian and delightfully descriptive "word" my kids use to describe a process they don't understand.

    How does the lamppost come on just at dusk each day? It's automagic!

    December 12, 2008

  • I use this word when cynicism is the order of the day:

    The crotchety old professors thought the Internet would steal their content automagically.

    November 14, 2008

  • Tell me this isn't a real word now...

    November 14, 2008

  • Ah.

    May 7, 2008

  • I dislike this word. Intensely.

    May 7, 2008