An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (technology)
a. automatic
Nuestra nueva lavadora automática puede lavar hasta seis kilos de ropa.Our new automatic washer can wash up to six kilos of clothes.
2. (weaponry)
a. automatic
Los soldados estaban equipados con fusiles de asalto automáticos.The soldiers were equipped with automatic assault rifles.
3. (involuntary)
a. automatic
Cuando entro al coche, inmediatamente me pongo el cinturón de seguridad. Es un reflejo automático.When I enter the car, I immediately fastened my seat belt. It's an automatic reflex.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (clothing)
a. snap fastener
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Un automático de mi camisa se me rompió y no pude abrocharla.A snap fastener on my shirt broke and I couldn't button it.
b. snap
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Reemplacé el velcro del bolsillo con un automático.I replaced the velcro on the pocket with a snap.
c. press stud (United Kingdom)
No me gustan los automáticos en las fundas de edredón porque suelen desabrocharse.I don't like press studs on duvet covers because they often come undone.
d. popper (United Kingdom)
El automático es viejo y no cierra bien.The popper is old and doesn't close properly.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. automatic
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (cierre)
a. press stud
lavadora automática (automatic) washing machine
1 (S. Cone) (restaurante) self-service restaurant; automat; (EEUU)
2 (cierre) press stud; popper; snap (fastener); (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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