Autopilot definition

ôtō-pīlət
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Automatic pilot.
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A state of mind where one no longer thinks about doing one's actions, but acts mechanically.

I've been doing this 12 hours non-stop, and am so hungry and tired that I've stopped thinking: I'm now on autopilot.

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A mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic system used to guide a vehicle without assistance from a human being.

I set the autopilot to due south, so I could get some rest.

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(intransitive, of a vehicle) To pilot itself; to drive or travel automatically.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
autopilot
Plural:
autopilots

Origin of autopilot

  • auto- +‎ pilot

    From Wiktionary