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au·to·pi·lot

 (ô′tō-pī′lət)
n.
Automatic pilot.

autopilot

(ˌɔːtəˈpaɪlət; -təʊ-)
n
(Aeronautics) short for automatic pilot

au′tomat′ic pi′lot


n.
an electronic control system, as on an aircraft, spacecraft, or ship, that automatically maintains a preset heading and attitude.
Also called autopilot.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autopilot - a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness; "she went about her chores on automatic pilot"; "too much of the writing seems to have been done on automatic pilot"; "she talked and he dozed and my mind went on autopilot"
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
2.autopilot - a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady courseautopilot - a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
inertial guidance system, inertial navigation system - a system to control a plane or spacecraft; uses inertial forces
Translations

autopilot

[ˈɔːtəʊpaɪlət] N (Aer) → piloto m automático
to be on autopilot (fig) → ir como un/una autómata

autopilot

nAutopilot m; on autopilot (lit)mit Autopilot; to switch onto autopilot (lit, fig inf)auf Automatik umschalten; he was on autopilot (fig)er funktionierte wie automatisch or ferngesteuert; I’m so shattered, I just do everything on autopilotich bin so geschafft, dass ich alles nur noch ganz automatisch mache
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