Pronunciation: (ô"tu-mō'tiv, ô'tu-mō"tiv),[key] —adj. 1. pertaining to the design, operation, manufacture, or sale of automobiles: automotive parts. 2. propelled by a self-contained motor, engine, or the like.
—n. Informal.an industry, store department, etc., specializing in appliances and parts for cars, trucks, and other motorized vehicles: You may find what you're looking for in automotive.