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flight control

noun
1.
the direction of airplane movements, especially takeoffs and landings, by messages from the ground.
2.
the system by which this direction is done.
3.
the office from which this direction is done.
4.
the system by which the pilot of an airplane controls the movement of the airplane.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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