autopilot autopilot  /ˈɔ toʊ ˌpaɪ lət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
  2. (n) a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course

Usage(s):

  1. Utterly in control of her lithe, 167-cm body, she moves with such technical precision she appears to be flying on autopilot.
  2. Now buses on real-life autopilot are coming to Las Vegas.
  3. Qantas Flight 72 had been airborne for three hours, flying uneventfully on autopilot from Singapore to Perth, Australia.

News

  1. Scorpio

    In recent weeks it seems you have been cruising on autopilot but that will change with the Sun's change of signs tomorrow. Suddenly you will be more alive again. Suddenly you will be back in control. It's all good...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Driving on autopilot

    Driving on autopilot
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Pasadena Weekly

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Quotes

  1. "Their captain Ricky Ponting is a great batsman and one of the best to ever play Test cricket," McMillan wrote. "But when he was captaining the side with Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath in it, he was on autopilot. There weren't a lot of tough...
    on Jan 3, 2009 By: Craig McMillan Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "When you set tax increase on autopilot it takes away all accountability," Kerpen said.
    on Jun 8, 2006 By: Phil Kerpen Source: Hartford Courant

  3. "The situation there cannot be left on autopilot," Fried said.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Daniel Fried Source: International Herald Tribune

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