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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Automobile  \Au`to*mo"bile\,  n.  [F.] 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  automobile 
  n  :  4-wheeled  motor  vehicle;  usually  propelled  by  an  internal 
  combustion  engine;  "he  needs  a  car  to  get  to  work"  [syn: 
  {car},  {auto},  {machine},  {motorcar}] 
  v  :  travel  in  an  automobile 




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