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[flahy-bak] /ˈflaɪˌbæk/
noun, Electronics.
the return to its starting point of the electron beam in a cathode ray tube, as after the completion of a line in a television picture or of a trace in an oscilloscope.
Origin of flyback
1930-35; noun use of verb phrase fly back Unabridged
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Examples from the web for flyback
  • Automotive ignition coils, and the flyback transformers used in ionizers might be in this category.
  • flyback transformer produces characteristic highpitched noise when close to set.
British Dictionary definitions for flyback


the fast return of the spot on a cathode-ray tube after completion of each trace
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