attitude indicator

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attitude indicator

[′ad·ə‚tüd ′in·də‚kād·ər]
(aerospace engineering)

attitude indicator

An instrument that displays the attitude of the aircraft by referring to information sources, which may be contained within the instrument or be external to it. When the information sources are self-contained, the instrument is called an artificial horizon. See attitude gyro.