aeronautics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
aero·​nau·​tics | \ ˌer-ə-ˈnȯ-tiks How to pronounce aeronautics (audio) , -ˈnä- \

Definition of aeronautics

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

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Other Words from aeronautics

aeronautical \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈnȯ-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce aeronautics (audio) , -​ˈnä-​ \ or less commonly aeronautic \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈnȯ-​tik How to pronounce aeronautics (audio) , -​ˈnä-​ \ adjective
aeronautically \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈnȯ-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce aeronautics (audio) , -​ˈnä-​ \ adverb

Examples of aeronautics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Born November 27, 1936, in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, Lunney grew up fascinated with flight and decided to study aeronautics at the University of Detroit. William Harwood, CBS News, 19 Mar. 2021 The two are not typical aeronautics geeks, but rather entrepreneurs who built and sold businesses in other industries before entering the fast-developing urban air mobility sector. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2021 After graduating with my master’s degree in applied mathematics [in 1967], I was hired as a data analyst in the high-speed aeronautics division. Quanta Magazine, 19 Jan. 2021 Lockheed Martin is buying rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings for $4.4 billion in a deal that brings together companies that already had been working together in the aeronautics industry. Staff And Wire Report, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Dec. 2020 Lockheed Martin is buying rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings for $4.4 billion in a deal that brings together companies that already had been working together in the aeronautics industry. baltimoresun.com, 21 Dec. 2020 John Hansman, an aeronautics professor at MIT, said people typically avoid airplanes for a few months after there are problems. CBS News, 19 Nov. 2020 John Hansman, an aeronautics professor at MIT, said people typically avoid airplanes for a few months after there are problems. CBS News, 19 Nov. 2020 John Hansman, an aeronautics professor at MIT, said people typically avoid airplanes for a few months after there are problems. CBS News, 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of aeronautics

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of aeronautics was in 1798

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4 Jun 2021

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“Aeronautics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeronautics. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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aeronautics

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aeronautics

: a science that deals with airplanes and flying

aeronautics

noun
aero·​nau·​tics | \ ˌer-ə-ˈnȯ-tiks How to pronounce aeronautics (audio) \

Kids Definition of aeronautics

: a science dealing with the building and flying of aircraft

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