aeronomy

noun
aer·​on·​o·​my | \ ˌer-ˈä-nə-mē How to pronounce aeronomy (audio) \

Definition of aeronomy

: a science that deals with the physics and chemistry of the upper atmosphere of planets

Other Words from aeronomy

aeronomer \ ˌer-​ˈä-​nə-​mər How to pronounce aeronomy (audio) \ noun
aeronomic \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈnä-​mik How to pronounce aeronomy (audio) \ adjective
aeronomist \ ˌer-​ˈä-​nə-​mist How to pronounce aeronomy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of aeronomy

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeronomy

aero- + -nomy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About aeronomy

Time Traveler for aeronomy

Time Traveler

The first known use of aeronomy was in 1946

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near aeronomy

aeronaval

aeronomy

aerophagist

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for aeronomy

Cite this Entry

“Aeronomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeronomy. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on aeronomy

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about aeronomy

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!