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flight

n. running away or hiding by a person officially accused of a crime with the apparent intent of avoiding arrest or prosecution.

flight

noun absconding, avoidance, decampment, departing, departure, desertion, disappearance, effugium, elusion, evacuation, evasion, exodus, fleeing, fuga, hasty departure, hegira, leaving, removal, retreat, running away
Associated concepts: flight from justice, fugitive from justice, unlawful flight to avoid prosecution
See also: abandonment, desertion, evasion
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We have been studying the basic principles of flight (thrust, lift, drag, and weight).
Newcastle University lecturer Professor Robin Johnson brought along a scale model of the Angel of the North he had created to explain the principles of flight and to explore whether the real Antony Gormley sculpture could fly if it had the means to take off.
He wanted to create a series of submersibles based more on the principles of flight rather than the traditional Cartesian principles of buoyancy.
In order to experimentally prove the above hypothesis, the flight of an aircraft has been simulated, using a glider's principles of flight.
A person lacking a clear understanding of the principles of flight might assume that the rudder of aircraft acts like the rudder of a boat.
It seems a miracle that any one person could mark with his or her genius fields as diverse as painting, music, science, optics, philosophy, engineering, automation, the principles of flight, human anatomy and physiology, architecture, and prophetic futurismaand even more a miracle when this person was the illegitimate son of a day laborer and had little formal education.
Over a two day period the pupils had intensive instruction from Airbus graduates on, among other topics, the principles of flight, project planning and flight testing techniques.

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