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Definition of Automatic pilot

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automated control system which watches over an airplane while in flight
Automatic pilot Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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automatic pilot
n : a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course [syn: autopilot, robot pilot]



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Noun
1. 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"; "she talked and he dozed and my mind went on autopilot"
(synonym) autopilot
(hypernym) unconsciousness
2. a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
(synonym) autopilot, robot pilot
(hypernym) device
(part-meronym) inertial guidance system, inertial navigation system
Automatic pilot Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
The roll, pitch, and yaw axis of an aircraft can be controlled by use of an automatic pilot. Information from very high frequency omni-directional radio range (VOR), instrument landing systems (ILS), microwave landing systems (MLS), and other navigation aids can be coupled to the automatic pilot for en route and approach flights. (FAA6) (FAA10)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
2K Group Shipping, Trade, Insurance Dictionary
An instrument designed to control automatically a vessel's steering gear so that she follows a pre-determined track through the water.
Automatic pilot Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Automatic Pilot was a San Francisco, California band. Created in 1980 by members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, they were described by The Advocate as "a non-official offshoot" of SFGMC along with three official subgroups. Automatic Pilot soon came into their own as an independent force, creating a niche at the fringe of the nascent gay musical movement and a new musical style.

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An autopilot is a system used to control the trajectory of a vehicle without constant 'hands-on' control by a human operator being required. Autopilots do not replace a human operator, but assist him in controlling the vehicle, allowing him to focus on broader aspects of operation, such as monitoring the trajectory, weather and systems. Autopilots are used in aircraft, boats (known as self-steering gear), spacecraft, missiles, and others. Autopilots have evolved significantly over time, from early autopilots that merely held an attitude to modern autopilots capable of performing automated landings under the supervision of a pilot.

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Automatic pilot Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
An instrument designed to control automatically a vessel's steering gear so that she follows a pre-determined track through the water.
Automatic pilot Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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