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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any reaction that occurs in a reflex manner without conscious thought or reflection

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  • Although questionable, it is perhaps to be preferred to other proposed explanations -- such as automatism, habit, "instinct," "nervous connections."
  • Here, too, it is really a kind of automatism that makes us laugh -- an automatism, as we have already remarked, closely akin to mere absentmindedness.
  • Yet in a country where direct democracy is so deeply rooted that almost every decision is taken by referendum, the idea to adopt such legal "automatism" is unacceptable.
  • He closed arms and legs around it in simple automatism. for more
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