Unidentified Flying Object

   The Air Force defines it as: "an airborne object that by performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features, does not conform to known aircraft or missiles, or does not correspond to Air Force definitions of familiar or known objects or unidentified aircraft." Most people believe that U.F.O.'s are either spaceships from another planet, or time travelers from our future. Also called Flying Saucer.

The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology. 2014.

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  • Unidentified Flying Object — UFO Foto aus dem Jahr 1952. UFO ist die Abkürzung für „Unidentifiziertes Flug Objekt“ (engl. Unidentified Flying Object). Der Begriff bezeichnet Phänomene, die von menschlichen Beobachtern als am Himmel oder in der Umgebung fliegende Objekte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • unidentified flying object — also called  flying saucer        any aerial object or optical phenomenon not readily identifiable to the observer. UFOs became a major subject of interest following the development of rocketry after World War II and were thought by some… …   Universalium

  • unidentified flying object — noun a) Anything not readily explainable appearing to move through or be suspended in the air, primarily used to refer to objects that seem to be at least of small familiar aircraft size. Abbreviated UFO. The lights seen over the city last night …   Wiktionary

  • unidentified flying object — noun an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins • Syn: ↑UFO, ↑flying saucer • Hypernyms: ↑apparition, ↑phantom, ↑phantasm, ↑phantasma, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • unidentified flying object — flying saucer, space ship, alien craft from outer space …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unidentified flying object — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. UFO, flying saucer, spaceship, alien craft. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. UFO, flying saucer, *bogey …   English dictionary for students

  • unidentified flying object. — See UFO. * * * …   Universalium

  • unidentified flying object — uniden′tified fly′ing ob′ject n. cvb ars See UFO …   From formal English to slang

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