aeronautics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction aero·nau·tics \ ˌer-ə-ˈnȯ-tiks , -ˈnä- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of aeronautics

1 : a science dealing with the operation of aircraft
2 : the art or science of flight

aeronautical

play \-ti-kəl\ or less commonly aeronautic play \-tik\ adjective

aeronautically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of aeronautics

aeronautic "of or relating to the art or science of flight" (borrowed from New Latin aëronauticus, from Greek aero- aero- + nautikós "of ships, of seafaring") + -ics — more at nautical


AERONAUTICS Defined for English Language Learners

aeronautics

noun

Definition of aeronautics for English Language Learners

  • : a science that deals with airplanes and flying


AERONAUTICS Defined for Kids

aeronautics

noun aero·nau·tics \ ˌer-ə-ˈnȯ-tiks \

Definition of aeronautics for Students

: a science dealing with the building and flying of aircraft


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