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on automatic pilot

also on automatic
doing something without thinking about how or why you do it All the actors in this play seemed to be operating on automatic pilot, and none of them was very good.
Usage notes: also used in the form on autopilot with the same meaning: I was so tired, I was simply running on autopilot.
Related vocabulary: running on empty
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of automatic pilot (a system that flies a plane without human effort)
See also: automatic, on, pilot

on automatic pilot

  (informal) also on autopilot (informal)
if you are on automatic pilot, or do something on automatic pilot, you do something without thinking about what you are doing, usually because you have done it many times before By the second week of the election campaign she was making all her speeches on automatic pilot.
See also: automatic, on, pilot

on automatic

Functioning by or as if by automatic machine or device.
See also: automatic, on
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The term automaticity is used in general education to define accurate and fairly rapid reading.
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As children mature and learn how to process the meanings of policies and procedures, their automaticity skills invoke routine or systematic operational tasks innately (Schwanenflugel et al 2006).
As evidenced by daily observations and classroom assessments, each boy made substantial gains with their fluency, automaticity and parsody.
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No one should be fooled into thinking there will be any automaticity here," he said.
Britain, France and the United States want any removal of UN sanctions to be automatically reversible, but the Russians dislike the idea of automaticity because it would weaken their veto power, a Western official said.
Although this as a theory of hypnosis naturally gives no credibility whatsoever to the existence of a hypnotic state, it is worth noting that Milgram himself thought that his extraordinary results were due to the "agentic state," by which he meant that the compliant individual performs an automaticity of actions in an altered state of consciousness (Milgram, 1974, p.
Automaticity is a psychological term used to describe how we make choices regarding our daily behaviors, such as setting an alarm clock at night, putting on shoes before we leave the house, buckling the seat belt when we get in a car and remembering how to drive to the office.
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The automaticity makes the mesh network much more efficient, easy to deploy and uniquely scalable to any size from densely populated networks to large geographical areas.
a conduction disturbance in com bination with increased automaticity.
Dumas (2005), in his article "Mindfulness-Based Parent Training: Strategies to Lessen the Grip on Automaticity in Families with Disruptive Children," coined the word "mindfulness" to help therapists and parents view his suggestions as less rigid, less automated, and less resistant to change.
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