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flyoff

[flahy-awf, -of] /ˈflaɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
Meteorology, evapotranspiration (def 1).
2.
a competition between aircraft of various manufacturers to establish superior performance, especially in order to gain a government contract.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; (def 1) probably fly1 + (run)off; (def 2) fly1 + -off
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Examples for flyoff
  • There was approximately twice as much flyoff from the barbed spindle than from the smaller straight spindle at any given speed.
  • Beetles may complete their development, emerge and flyoff before symptoms are noted.

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