The use of advanced design and specialized materials to make an aircraft difficult or even impossible to detect by radar.
How Can Technology Help Us Understand Books?In 2013, the Sunday Times outed J.K. Rowling as the author of the detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling, published under her nom de plume Robert Galbraith. While devotees of Rowling quickly procured and binge-read her latest work, linguists and language lovers worldwide celebrated the computational analysis of the two scholars who helped reveal the true author of the book in question.
Stealth aircraft were used for the first time in the Persian Gulf War, where they were highly successful.
The term is now used to refer more generally to something that remains hidden or unknown: “This is a stealth proposal: no one knows what it means.”
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