autopilot

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autopilot /ˈɑːtoʊˌpaɪlət/ noun
plural autopilots
autopilot
/ˈɑːtoʊˌpaɪlət/
noun
plural autopilots
Learner's definition of AUTOPILOT
: a device that steers a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft in place of a person
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◊ The phrase on autopilot is often used figuratively to describe a person who is doing something in a mechanical way without really thinking about it.
called also automatic pilot
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