Definitions

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  • adverb In an automagical manner.

Etymologies

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automagical +‎ -ly

Examples

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

    Monday Matchbook: live better – The Bleat.

  • 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

    Google Earth Comes to the Browser

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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  • I dislike this word. Intensely.

    May 7, 2008

  • Ah.

    May 7, 2008

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

    November 14, 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

  • 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

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

    December 12, 2008

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

    April 26, 2009