- The flying or operating of aircraft: [as modifier]: the aviation industry aviation engineeringMore example sentences
flight, air travel, piloting
- 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.
mid 19th century: from French, formed irregularly from Latin avis 'bird'.