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flight path

the trajectory of a moving aircraft or spacecraft relative to a fixed reference.
Origin of flight path
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The echoes help a bat tell what lies in its flight path.
  • Sonic booms were reported in communities along the flight path as the plane completed its race across the continent.
  • The insect's flight path can be wirelessly controlled via a neural implant.
  • Significantly, that's roughly in line with the neutrino flight path.
  • The students change the position of the elevons and draw a diagram to record the flight path of the glider.
  • It primarily focuses on the interfaces that affect flight path management.
British Dictionary definitions for flight path

flight path

the course through the air of an aircraft, rocket, or projectile Compare approach (sense 10), glide path
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