breakaway phenomenon


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breakaway phenomenon

[′brāk·ə‚wā fə′näm·ə‚nän]
(aerospace engineering)
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break-off phenomenon

The feeling that sometimes occurs during a very-high-altitude flight of being totally separated and detached from the earth and human society. Also called the breakaway phenomenon.
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