Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

Automagically is a term used when the user either doesn't want to go into the technical details of something or doesn't know the details but does know what the end result has to be. The term is sometimes used in planning and design discussions and trade show demonstrations. For example, one might say:

"Our new CD-ROM will put a handy button on your computer desktop automagically. You won't even have to think about it."

The term is a playful variation of automatically .

This was last updated in October 2006
Contributor(s): Julia Lloyd
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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