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Definition of on the fly

on the fly

adjective

  • Usually means automatically or concurrently complete one action without stopping the first action, i.e. on the fly online Help means that you don't have to stop using a software program in order to use the online Help. Without online Help, you'd have to stop using the software program to manually troubleshoot your problem using the operation manual. It basically means that you don't have to stop what you are doing in order to complete another action.
    Online Help lets computer users learn software on the fly without disrupting workflow.

    Last edited on Feb 22 2013. Submitted by Tara E. from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Dec 19 2001.

adverb

  • adverb form.
                                                                                                                                                            

    Citation from "Bill And Gary's Excellent Adventure", Alphas (TV), Season 1 Episode 6 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Feb 22 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 22 2013.

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Other terms relating to 'fly':

Definitions include: in a straight line.
Definitions include: a person who frequents bars.
Definitions include: to be present in large numbers.
Definitions include: to die with others in a large group, usually within a short span of time.
Definitions include: sneakers.
Definitions include: very good, excellent; "cool"; "awesome".
Definitions include: When the back top of a female's thong is visible above her pants. "Look at that girl at the bar, she's totally flying a kite"
Definitions include: adjective.
Definitions include: more fly.
Definitions include: to have the zipper on one's trousers unzipped.
Definitions include: to become enraged.
Definitions include: to do something completely by one's self.
Definitions include: a heterosexual with many homosexual friends.
Definitions include: to care.
Definitions include: an angry retort.

Other terms relating to 'on':

Definitions include: seemingly accidental but with a secret motive.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: See on (one's) plate.
Definitions include: useless.
Definitions include: A Southern Colloquialism meaning absolutely futile; pointless, worthless, inept or absurd; good-for-nothing or idiotic.
Definitions include: doing better after an unfavorable event.
Definitions include: returned to one's meth or crack addiction.
Definitions include: to insult for fun; "make fun of".
Definitions include: to leave (a relationship) or abandon.
Definitions include: to attempt to attract verbally; "hit on".
Definitions include: to test something before it is released or presented.
Definitions include: See barge in.
Definitions include: used to describe a person that is angry and is scolding at someone.
Definitions include: to be involved with.
Definitions include: to be present in large numbers.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.

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