fly-by-wire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fly-by-wire” in the English Dictionary

"fly-by-wire" in British English

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uk   /ˌflaɪ.baɪˈwaɪər/  us   /-ˈwaɪr/
If an ​aircraft or the ​equipment for ​controlling it is fly-by-wire, it is ​controlled by ​computers.
(Definition of fly-by-wire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fly-by-wire" in Business English

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fly-by-wireadjective [only before noun]

uk   us   informal
fly-by-wire ​technology uses ​computers to ​controlplanes: One of the ​aims of fly-by-wire ​controls is to make an ​aircraftsafe in an ​emergency.
(Definition of fly-by-wire from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fly-by-wire”
in Chinese (Simplified) (飞机、设备等)电子控制的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (飛機、控制飛機的設備等)電腦控制的…
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