Definition of aeronautics in English:


Line breaks: aero|naut¦ics
Pronunciation: /ɛːrəˈnɔːtɪks


[treated as singular]
  • The science or practice of building or flying aircraft.
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    • 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.



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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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

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