Flyby vs Siren - What's the difference?

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As a noun flyby

is a flight past a celestial object in order to make observations.

flyby

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A flight past a celestial object in order to make observations.
  • The upcoming flyby of Halley's comet is expected to provide new information on the nature of the comet.
  • (US) A low-level flight of ceremonial nature, typically in connection with an airshow or a military parade.
  • A brief visit.
  • Synonyms

    * (ceremonial low-level flight) flypast (UK), flyover (US)

    See also

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    siren

    English

    (wikipedia siren)

    Alternative forms

    * sirene (dated or archaic)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (original sense ) (Greek mythology) One of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.
  • A device, either mechanical or electronic, that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device.
  • A musical instrument, one of the few aerophones in the percussion section of the symphony orchestra.
  • A dangerously seductive woman.
  • A common name for salamanders of Siren and Sirenidae.
  • A common name for mammals of Sirenia .
  • Derived terms

    * siren song * sirenian * sirenic

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a noise with, or as if with, a siren.
  • Adjective

  • Relating to or like a siren.
  • Synonyms

    * bewitching * enchanting * enticing * sirenic

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