See also: Autopilot

English

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A boat autopilot

Etymology

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auto- +‎ pilot

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Noun

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autopilot (countable and uncountable, plural autopilots)

  1. (aviation, nautical) 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. (by extension, figuratively) 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.
    • 2021 March 31, Benjamin Lee, “Made for Love review – Black Mirror-esque comedy needs an upgrade”, in The Guardian[1]:
      But while the wackiness gets exasperating fast (a running joke about Hazel’s father, played by Ray Romano on autopilot, having a sex doll for a wife is even unfunnier than it sounds), Milioti works overtime to keep us invested.
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Verb

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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.

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

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auto- +‎ pilot, from English autopilot

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autopilot m (definite singular autopiloten, indefinite plural autopiloter, definite plural autopilotene)

  1. (aviation, nautical) an autopilot

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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auto- +‎ pilot, from English autopilot

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autopilot m (definite singular autopiloten, indefinite plural autopilotar, definite plural autopilotane)

  1. (aviation, nautical) an autopilot

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Polish

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

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From auto- +‎ pilot. First attested in 1927.[1]

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /aw.tɔˈpi.lɔt/
  • Rhymes: -ilɔt
  • Syllabification: au‧to‧pi‧lot

Noun

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autopilot m animal

  1. (aviation, nautical, navigation, technology) autopilot
    Synonym: automatyczny pilot

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References

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  1. ^ autopilot in Narodowy Fotokorpus Języka Polskiego

Further reading

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  • autopilot in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • autopilot in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French autopilote.

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autopilot m (plural autopiloți)

  1. autopilot

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Swedish

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Etymology

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auto- +‎ pilot

Noun

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autopilot c

  1. an autopilot

Declension

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Declension of autopilot 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative autopilot autopiloten autopiloter autopiloterna
Genitive autopilots autopilotens autopiloters autopiloternas