flight path


flight path
noun
1. the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air
Hypernyms: ↑path, ↑route, ↑itinerary
2. a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
Syn: ↑air lane, ↑airway, ↑skyway
Hypernyms: ↑path, ↑route, ↑itinerary

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noun
: the path of the center of gravity of an airplane in flight relative to a stationary frame of reference

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the trajectory of a moving aircraft or spacecraft relative to a fixed reference.
[1910-15]

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flight path or flight'path noun
The course (to be) taken by an aircraft, spacecraft, etc
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Main Entry:flight

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flight path UK US noun [countable] [singular flight path plural flight paths]
the route that an aircraft, space vehicle, or missile follows as it travels through the air
Thesaurus: relating to operating aircrafthyponym space vehicles and space travelhyponym

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flight path,
Aeronautics. the path (with reference to the earth) taken by the center of gravity of an aircraft or missile: »

The guidance equipment failed to put the satellite on the planned flight path (New Scientist).

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n. the actual or planned course of an aircraft or spacecraft

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noun, pl ⋯ paths [count]
: the route that an airplane, spaceship, etc., travels along through the air or space

No other planes were on their flight path.

a missile's flight path

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ˈflight path [flight path flight paths] noun
the route taken by an aircraft through the air

The pilot was instructed to change his flight path.

Residents are trying to have flight paths diverted away from their town.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • flight'path — or flight path noun The course (to be) taken by an aircraft, spacecraft, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑flight …   Useful english dictionary

  • flight path — n the course that a plane or space vehicle travels along …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flight path — flight ,path noun count the ROUTE that an aircraft, space vehicle, or missile follows as it travels through the air …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flight path — flight′ path n. aer. the trajectory of a moving aircraft or spacecraft relative to a fixed reference • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • flight path — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flight path : singular flight path plural flight paths the route that an aircraft, space vehicle, or missile follows as it travels through the air …   English dictionary

  • flight path — skrydžio trajektorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. flight path vok. Flugbahn, f rus. траектория полёта, f pranc. trajectoire de vol, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • flight path — orlaivio skrydžio trajektorija statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Linija, jungianti vieną po kito orlaivio, raketos ar erdvėlaivio perskristus ar dar numatomus perskristi taškus. atitikmenys: angl. flight path pranc. trajectoire de vol ryšiai:… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • flight path — raketos skriejimo trajektorija statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Linija, jungianti vieną po kito orlaivio, raketos ar erdvėlaivio perskristus ar dar numatomus perskristi taškus. atitikmenys: angl. flight path pranc. trajectoire de vol ryšiai:… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • flight path — flight route followed by aircraft …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flight path — noun Date: 1908 the path in the air or space made or followed by something (as a particle, an airplane, or a spacecraft) in flight …   New Collegiate Dictionary