Definition of Flyby

1. Noun. A flight past a celestial object in order to make observations. ¹



2. Noun. (American English) A low-level flight of ceremonial nature, typically in connection with an airshow or a military parade. ¹

3. Noun. A brief visit to an IRC channel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flyby

1. a flight of aircraft close to a specified place [n -BYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flyby

flybelts
flyblew
flyblow
flyblowing
flyblown
flyblows
flyboarding
flyboat
flyboats
flybook
flybooks
flyboy
flyboys
flybridge
flybridges
flyby (current term)
flybys
flycatcher
flycatchers
flycatching
flycatching warbler
flye
flyer
flyered
flyering
flyers
flyes
flyest
flyfish
flyfisher

Literary usage of Flyby

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1. Galileo, the Tour Guide: A Summary of the Mission to Date edited by Jean H. Aichele (1997)
"Venus flyby, An Infrared Image of the Clouds DUST STORM -flyby (2) DEC 6,1992 COMPLETE PRIMARY MISSION DATA RETURN / DEC 7,1997 ORBITER DEFLECTION ..."

2. Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System by National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"In this regard, a possible opportunity is conducting such studies as an adjunct to the Trojan Asteroid/Centaur Reconnaissance flyby mission described in the ..."

3. Priorities in Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power And Propulsion by Ssb (2006)
"... Interstellar Probe Chemical system sending a I.OOO-kg spacecraft to 200 AU using powered solar flyby c (NASA's 1990 Space Physics Roadmap) Interstellar ..."

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