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autobioetry (noun) : the biography of a person narrated by himself or herself in poetry form

I enjoyed reading the autobioetry of Maya Angelou

Submitted by: Brandee WIlder from Georgia Us on Jul. 12, 2007 19:02

autochondriac (adjective) : a person who always thinks something is wrong with his or her car

Submitted by: Burton L Harrell from Florida on Aug. 14, 2014 11:41

autocism

(noun) : the belief that motorists have greater transportation rights than pedestrians, bicyclists, mass transit users, equestrians, teamsters, and other non-motorists.

Autocism is the policy basis for funding, constructing, and policing transportation infrastructure that is usually separate and highly unequal. —Hans Noeldner, 8/25/06

Submitted by: Chrysalis from Wisconsin on Aug. 25, 2006 15:14

autodefenestration (noun) : the act of throwing oneself out of a window

With the fire about to reach the second floor, autodefenestration seemed to be the only option for escaping the burning building.

Submitted by: AHos from Illinois on Jan. 11, 2006 11:15

autoer (noun) : A program designed to allow a computer to work in place of a human; usually for computer games.

Ian got banned from Runescape because he was using an autoer to level himself up.

Submitted by: steven sigley from California on Sep. 26, 2005 21:00

autoethnography

(noun) : ethnographic writing that puts the researcher or writer at the center of the research

Submitted by: Eve Kedar from California on May. 27, 2013 18:07

(noun) : a qualitative social research method in which the researcher documents his or her own ethnic background and social history

In autoethnography the researcher becomes the primary subject of the research in the process of writing personal stories and ethnographic narratives.

Submitted by: Maverick Javier from Philippines on Sep. 17, 2008 05:39

autohike (noun) : the investigation of unexplored regions by automobile

The kayakers went on their annual autohike to search for new launch sites.

Submitted by: Martin D Matthews from Maryland on Mar. 17, 2008 19:55

autoimmune arthritis (noun) : arthritis caused or exacerbated by a body's own autoimmune cell production

What Patrick experienced with his endocrinologist reflects a common and understandable phenomenon: The doctor projects his or her own preferences onto the patient. This has been documented in studies of a wide variety of conditions ranging from asthma to autoimmune arthritis of the spine, from prostate cancer to esophageal disease. —Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, Your Medical Mind, 2011

Submitted by: TIffany Westrich from California on Sep. 15, 2011 22:27

autolieography (noun) : an autobiography that is not true

The politician’s autobiography turned out to be an autolieography.

Submitted by: J.C. Moore from Pennsylvania on Feb. 20, 2009 10:48

automagic (noun) : Something that happens in the background via code that's invisible to the end user. It's a combination of automatic and magic.

The way that happens in automagic.

Submitted by: recentcoin from Texas on Jan. 09, 2006 00:02

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