autopilot
noun Date: 1935 1. a device for automatically steering ships, aircraft, and spacecraft 2. automatic pilot 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • autopilot — AUTOPILÓT, autopiloţi, s.m. Pilot automat. [pr.: a u ] – Din fr. autopilote, germ. Autopilot. Trimis de ana zecheru, 02.12.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  autopilót s. m. (sil. a u ) → pilot Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic … …   Dicționar Român

  • autopilot — UK US /ˈɔːtəʊˌpaɪlət/ noun [U] (also automatic pilot) ► TRANSPORT equipment on an aircraft or ship to make it continue to travel in the correct direction by itself without needing a person to control it: »To shut off the autopilot and free other… …   Financial and business terms

  • autopilot — n. a device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course. Syn: automatic pilot. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autopilot — 1935, from AUTO (Cf. auto ) + PILOT (Cf. pilot) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • autopilot — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mż I, Mc. autopilotocie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} pilot automatyczny {{/stl 7}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}2. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 8}}środ. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} sternik automatyczny… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • autopilot — [ôt′əpī΄lət] n. AUTOMATIC PILOT …   English World dictionary

  • Autopilot — Ein Autopilot (A/P, auch „Steuerungsautomat“) ist eine automatische Steuerungsanlage in Flugzeugen und in Wasserfahrzeugen. Ebenso ermöglicht er die selbsttätige Steuerung von unbemannten Luftfahrzeugen (UAV), Raketen oder Satelliten. Autopiloten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Autopilot — An autopilot is a mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic system used to guide a vehicle without assistance from a human being. Most people understand an autopilot to refer specifically to aircraft, but self steering gear for ships, boats, space… …   Wikipedia

  • autopilot — 1. noun a) 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 …   Wiktionary

  • autopilot — UK [ˈɔːtəʊˌpaɪlət] / US [ˈɔtoʊˌpaɪlət] noun [countable] Word forms autopilot : singular autopilot plural autopilots an automatic pilot …   English dictionary

  • autopilot — /ˈɔtoʊˌpaɪlət/ (say awtoh.puyluht) noun 1. a device in an aircraft s control system that can be engaged to keep an aircraft flying on a pre set course. –phrase 2. on autopilot, a. (of an aircraft) flying under the control of the autopilot. b. (of …   Australian English dictionary

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