Share this entry
aeronautics Line breaks: aero|naut¦ics
Pronunciation: /ɛːrəˈnɔːtɪks/

Definition of aeronautics in English:

plural noun

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


Pronunciation: /ɛːrəˈnɔːtɪk/
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.


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

Definition of aeronautics in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources