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auto- +‎ motive

Adjective edit

automotive (not comparable)

  1. Having the ability to move by itself; self-propelled or self-propelling.
  2. Of, or relating to motor vehicles.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.

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Noun edit

automotive (plural automotives)

  1. A shop or company that sells motor vehicle parts

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Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English automotive.

Adjective edit

automotive (invariable)

  1. automotive (pertaining to motor vehicles)