Fly-by-wire meaning

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The definition of a fly-by-wire is a control system for an aircraft or spacecraft that is run by electrical impulses such as from a computer.

An example of a fly-by-wire is a computer system that controls the landing of a plane.

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Designating or of a control system for an airplane or spacecraft, in which the controls are actuated by electrical impulses, as from a computer.
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