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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

The environmental effects of the automobile are well known: motor vehicles cause, for example, as much as 75 percent of the noise and 80 percent of the air pollution in our cities, and the industry must face mounting pressure from environmentalists.
Stewart Udall

A business like an automobile, has to be driven, in order to get results.
B. C. Forbes

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

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

Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments.
Erma Bombeck
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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