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English definition of “autopilot”


noun [C or U]     /ˈɔː.təʊˌpaɪ.lət/ US  /ˈɑː.t̬oʊ-/
a device that keeps aircraft, spacecraft, and ships moving in a particular direction without human involvement: The plane was on autopilot when it crashed.Space travelParts of aeroplanes
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