automatic pilot definition

  • noun:
    • A navigation apparatus, as on an aircraft, that automatically preserves a preset training course. Also known as robot pilot.
    • A Situation of mind where one acts without deliberate energy or self-awareness: "men who are, intimately speaking, on automated pilot” ( Gloria Steinem).
    • a navigational unit that automatically keeps boats or planes or spacecraft on a stable training course
    • a cognitive condition where you react without self-awareness

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