Definition of flyback in English:

flyback

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noun

[mass noun]
  • The return of the scanning spot in a cathode ray tube to the starting point.
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    • The STV8179F meets the need in large-size, reduced-depth CRT monitors for high output-current levels and flyback voltages, coupled with low heat dissipation.
    • Spacing at the half-wavelength level would allow large-angle beam steering without creating this detrimental flyback effect.
    • This is a big no-no, since the chopped wave put out by a dimmer can cause a fluorescent ballast to emit big flyback voltages and spikes, which then travel through a building's wiring, causing other mischief.

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