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Definition of Automobile

Automobile

  1. An automobile vehicle or mechanism; esp., a self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on a street or roadway. Automobiles are usually propelled by internal combustion engines (using volatile inflammable liquids, as gasoline or petrol, alcohol, naphtha, etc.), steam engines, or electric motors. The power of the driving motor varies from about 4 to 50 H. P. for ordinary vehicles, ranging from the run-about to the touring car, up to as high as 200 H. P. for specially built racing cars. Automobiles are also commonly, and generally in British usage, called motor cars.

Automobile Quotations

Innovation is hard. It really is. Because most people don't get it. Remember, the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, these were all considered toys at their introduction because they had no constituency. They were too new.
Nolan Bushnell

The automobile engine will come, and then I will consider my life's work complete.
Rudolf Diesel

Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia - and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
Leon Trotsky

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
Mark Kennedy

The world runs on individuals pursuing their self interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a, from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the automobile industry that way.
Milton Friedman
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Automobile Translations

automobile in Afrikaans is motor
automobile in Danish is automobil, bil
automobile in Dutch is automobiel, auto
automobile in Finnish is auto
automobile in French is automobile
automobile in German is Auto {n}, selbstbeweglich
automobile in Italian is vettura
automobile in Norwegian is bil
automobile in Spanish is auto
automobile in Swedish is bil
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