aero·​me·​chan·​ics ˌer-ō-mə-ˈka-niks How to pronounce aeromechanics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: mechanics that deals with the equilibrium and motion of gases and of solid bodies immersed in them

Word History


probably borrowed from German Aeromechanik, from aero- aero- + Mechanik mechanics

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeromechanics was circa 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Aeromechanics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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