autosave etymology

English word autosave comes from English save, English auto-

Detailed word origin of autosave

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
save English (eng) (intransitive) To economize or avoid waste.. (sports) To catch or deflect (a shot at goal).. (theology) To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.. (transitive) To conserve or prevent the wasting of.. (transitive) To obviate or make unnecessary.. (transitive) To prevent harm or difficulty.. (transitive) To store for future use.. (transitive, and, intransitive) To accumulate money [...]
auto- English (eng) (from automatic) automatic. (from automobile) relating to cars or the driving of cars. Regarding oneself.
autosave English (eng) (computing) A software facility that saves an open document periodically to avoid the risk of data loss. (computing, transitive) To save (data) automatically.

Words with the same origin as autosave

Descendants of save
Descendants of auto-
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