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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·vol·un·tary /(ˌ)ɪnˈvɑlənˌtɛri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·vol·un·tary /(ˈ)ɪnˈvɑlənˌtɛrɪ/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vol·un·ta·ry a.
 1. Not having will or the power of choice.
 2. Not under the influence or control of the will; not voluntary; as, the involuntary movements of the body; involuntary muscle fibers.
 3. Not proceeding from choice; done unwillingly; reluctant; compulsory; as, involuntary submission.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary
             manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an
             involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was
             involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy [syn:
             nonvoluntary, unvoluntary] [ant: voluntary]
      2: controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without
         conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an
         involuntary start" [ant: voluntary]