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fly-by-wire

[flahy-bahy-wahyuh r]
adjective
  1. (of aircraft or spacecraft) activated entirely by electronic controls.
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fly-by-wire

noun
  1. aircraft control through systems operated by electronic circuits rather than mechanical rodsAbbreviation: FBW
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