automotive au‧to‧mo‧tive [ˌɔːtəˈməʊtɪv◂ ǁ ˌɒːtəˈmoʊ-] adjective [only before a noun] MANUFACTURING
relating to cars or the car industry:

• demand in the automotive market

• They make truck parts, automotive parts and electronic controls.

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automotive UK US /ˌɔːtəˈməʊtɪv/ adjective [before noun]
PRODUCTION relating to cars or the business of making, selling, or repairing cars: automotive industry/business/sector »

Strong, lightweight materials are being developed to improve fuel efficiency in the aerospace and automotive industries.


an automotive technician/mechanic/engineer

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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