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Definitions and Synonyms of autopilot | Another word for autopilot | What is autopilot?

Definition 1: a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for autopilot in the sense of this definition

(autopilot is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(autopilot is a part of ...) a system to control a plane or spacecraft; uses inertial forces

Definition 2: a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where autopilot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she went about her chores on automatic pilot
  • too much of the writing seems to have been done on automatic pilot
  • she talked and he dozed and my mind went on autopilot

Synonyms for autopilot in the sense of this definition

(autopilot is a kind of ...) a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment

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