Is there a word (or a short sentence) that can describe category which includes Automatic or Manual as mutually exclusive options? Of course I mean without more context (if used, for example, to indicate manual transmission or automatic transmission in a vehicle we may use transmission type).
- Reply can be either automatic or manual if our ES doesn’t have an existing solution to your problem.
- Data will processed either automatically or manually according to this flag.
How to describe this flag? Is there a single word/short sentence for this that can be used out of context to generally describe an option that can have one of these N values?
Edit: A little bit more context about usage: I’m looking for a name to use for an
enumtype, it’s reused in many places so I would use a generic word without too much context. I know it may be a
IsAutomaticbut in near future few more values will be added (for example, Automatic, Semiautomatic, and Manual).
I would go with control.
It gives the right sense of determining who is in charge of decision making: either a human (manual), or a machine (automatic).