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aeronautics Syllabification: aer·o·nau·tics
Pronunciation: /ˌerəˈnôdiks/

Definition of aeronautics in English:

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.

Derivatives

aeronautic

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Pronunciation: /ˌerəˈnôdik/
adjective
( rare)
Example sentences
  • The university, known for its excellent aeronautic, aerospace, and mechanical engineering schools, had a decided advantage.
  • In the 19th century it was given signification over aviation, aeronautic experiments and apparatus that relates that.
  • The humble fly hovering over a garbage can is routinely capable of some high-speed aeronautic manoeuvres.

Origin

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

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