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astronautics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction as·tro·nau·tics \ˌas-trə-ˈnȯ-tiks, -ˈnä-\

Definition of astronautics

  1. :  the science of the construction and operation of vehicles for travel in space beyond the earth's atmosphere

astronautic

play \-tik\ or

astronautical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective

astronautically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1928

First Known Use of astronautics

1928


ASTRONAUTICS Defined for Kids

astronautics

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noun as·tro·nau·tics \ˌa-strə-ˈnȯ-tiks\

Definition of astronautics for Students

  1. :  the science of the construction and operation of spacecraft





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