Definition of aeronautics in English:

aeronautics

Syllabification: aer·o·nau·tics
Pronunciation: /ˌe(ə)rəˈnôtiks
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
The science or practice of travel through the air.
More 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

aeronautic

adjective
( rare )
More 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.

aeronautical

adjective
More example sentences
  • Until then, the Flying Wing is an American aeronautical treasure that should be savored each time it flies.
  • Quite often, the designers of these usually one-off aircraft had just a modicum of aeronautical education.
  • The aeronautical press was stunned since secrecy involving the new aircraft had been very, very good.

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