Definition of avionics in English:

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avionics

Pronunciation: /ˌāvēˈäniks/

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
1Electronics as applied to aviation.
Example sentences
  • She received her bachelor of engineering degree in aerospace avionics from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and has also worked in Australia and the United Kingdom.
  • That means knowing the airplane's sophisticated systems - hydraulics, avionics, communications, navigation and electrical.
  • Students study subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft electrical systems and avionics.
1.1Electronic equipment fitted in an aircraft.
Example sentences
  • They propose modifying the avionics in aircraft so that the plane would fight any efforts by the pilot to fly into restricted airspace.
  • The GE-Honeywell deal would result in an aerospace behemoth that offers airline customers jet engines, avionics, and financing in one bundle.
  • If your airplane needs complete cosmetic refurbishment, new avionics and a new engine, chances are, you'll pass that point if you go ahead with the upgrade.

Origin

1940s: blend of aviation and electronics.

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Syllabification: a·vi·on·ics

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