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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Moving by itself; self-propelling or self-propelled.
  • adj. Of or relating to self-propelled vehicles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the ability to move by itself; self-propelled or self-propelling.
  • adj. Of, or relating to motor vehicles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to the automobile.
  • adj. containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Propelled by its own power; automobile.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to motor vehicles
  • adj. containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement


auto- +‎ motive. (Wiktionary)



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