Definition of aviation in English:


Line breaks: avi|ation
Pronunciation: /eɪvɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
The flying or operating of aircraft: [as modifier]: the aviation industry
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.


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

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