automatic pilot

Primary Meanings of automatic pilot

1.
n
a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
2.
n
a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
Full Definitions of automatic pilot
1

n a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course

Synonyms:
autopilot, robot pilot
Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
2

n a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness

“she went about her chores on automatic pilot
“too much of the writing seems to have been done on automatic pilot
Synonyms:
autopilot
Type of:
unconsciousness
a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment

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