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English definition of “fly-by-wire”

fly-by-wire

adjective     /ˌflaɪ.baɪˈwaɪər/ US  /-ˈwaɪr/
If an aircraft or the equipment for controlling it is fly-by-wire, it is controlled by computers.Computer conceptsAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air
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