flight data recorder

noun

Definition of flight data recorder

:a device on an aircraft that records information (such as airspeed and altitude) about a flight

Word by Word Definitions

flight play
  1. : an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings

  2. : the ability to fly

  3. : a passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere

  1. : flush

  2. : to rise, settle, or fly in a flock

  1. : an act or instance of running away

data play
  1. : factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation

  2. : information output by a sensing device or organ that includes both useful and irrelevant or redundant information and must be processed to be meaningful

  3. : information in numerical form that can be digitally transmitted or processed

recorder play
  1. : the chief judicial magistrate of some British cities and boroughs

  2. : a municipal judge with criminal jurisdiction of first instance and sometimes limited civil jurisdiction

  3. : one that records


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