Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adverb

Definitions: (adverb) If something happens automatically, it happens without the need for a person to start it or do anything more. (adverb) If something happens automatically, it happens without the need for a person to start it or think about it.

Examples: (adverb) If a man and woman spend time together, you shouldn’t automatically assume they’re lovers. (adverb) Babies are born automatically able to smile. (adverb) The door closed and locked automatically behind him.

Synonyms: adverbs: spontaneously, naturally.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 C

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