hands-off

i. A flight with autopilot on in which the pilot need not touch the controls.
ii. An ideally trimmed aircraft, either without autopilot or with autopilot off, that maintains set flight conditions (i.e., flies by itself without further input by the pilot).

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • hands-off — adj [only before noun] a hands off way of organizing something involves letting people do what they want and make their own decisions, without telling them what to do ▪ a hands off style of management ▪ The government has a hands off approach to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hands-off — adjective allowing other people to make their own decisions: a hands off style of management …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hands-off — also hands off, as an adjective, by 1895. As a command to desist, by 1810 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hands-off — hands′ off′ adj. characterized by nonintervention or noninterference …   From formal English to slang

  • hands-off — ► hands off not involving or requiring direct intervention. Main Entry: ↑hand …   English terms dictionary

  • hands-off — [handz′ôf′] adj. designating or of a policy, attitude, etc. of not interfering or intervening …   English World dictionary

  • hands-off — adjective not involving participation or intervention a hands off foreign policy • Similar to: ↑passive, ↑inactive * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: hands off : practicing noninterference …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hands off — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hands Off! — Infobox animanga/Header name = Hands Off! caption = Hands Off! Volume 5 cover ja name = その手をどけろ ja name trans = Sono Te wo Dokero genre = PsychologicalInfobox animanga/Manga title = author = Kasane Katsumoto publisher = flagicon|Japan Kadokawa… …   Wikipedia

  • hands off — verb imperative : refrain from touching : refrain from interference : leave (one) alone * * * hands off 1. (as a command) keep off 2. Do not touch or strike • • • Main Entry: ↑hand * * * hands off …   Useful english dictionary


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