Definition of aeronautics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌerəˈnôdiks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The science or practice of travel through the air.
Example sentences
  • The history of aeronautics is full of aircraft developed in secret.
  • He then earned a master of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.
  • The Society's purpose is to advance the knowledge and practice of aeronautics.


Early 19th century: from modern Latin aeronautica 'matters relating to aeronautics' (see aeronaut).

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Syllabification: aer·o·nau·tics

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