Definition of aviation in English:


Syllabification: a·vi·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌāvēˈāSH(ə)n


The flying or operating of aircraft: [as modifier]: the aviation industry aviation engineering
More example sentences
  • It is easy to see why wrecks of this nature are attractive to aircraft restorers and aviation museums.
  • One of the most exciting and emerging fields of engineering is aviation and aerospace.
  • It was one of the most bewildering incidents in aviation history during the Pacific War.
flight, air travel, piloting


mid 19th century: from French, formed irregularly from Latin avis 'bird'.

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