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: of or relating to aircraft or aeronautics
an aero engine


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Examples of aero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The downforce is the same or higher than our Huayra Roadster BC, which has tons of flaps and different aero flicks. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 28 Jan. 2023 Performance is the Suzuki's weakest area, for there is no way that its small engine can cope with its parachute-like aero-dynamic drag. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 5 Jan. 2023 The new adjustable rear wing, with patriotic stars-and-stripes endplates, is claimed to be capable of making more than 800 pounds of positive aero assistance at 186 mph, and over 1400 pounds at 249 mph. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 9 Jan. 2023 Fast forward one year and the now $39,599 model has been bolstered with engine and aero tweaks to keep it at the head of a pack that ultimately has no one else in it. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2022 The Z07 Performance package returned, too, adding adjustable aero bits, carbon-ceramic brake rotors, and grippier Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 3 Oct. 2022 For starters, many aero improvements happen on the rear of the car rather than the bug-hitting front. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2022 Those flush elements, along with the new vertical creases at the rear corners, active aero elements, and a suspension that automatically lowers at highway speeds give the Range Rover a coefficient of drag of 0.30, an improvement of 12 percent. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 26 Oct. 2021 The footage also offers a peek of some potential body modifications, including a dual-exhaust system in the back and an all-new front bumper that appears to have active aero elements. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 20 June 2022 See More

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Word History



independent use of aero-

First Known Use


1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aero was in 1899

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“Aero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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