autopilot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ pilot

Noun[edit]

autopilot (plural autopilots)

  1. 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.
  2. 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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Verb[edit]

autopilot (third-person singular simple present autopilots, present participle autopiloting, simple past and past participle autopiloted)

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ pilot

Noun[edit]

autopilot c

  1. an autopilot

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