aeronomy

noun

aer·​on·​o·​my ˌer-ˈä-nə-mē How to pronounce aeronomy (audio)
: a science that deals with the physics and chemistry of the upper atmosphere of planets
aeronomer noun
aeronomic adjective
aeronomist noun

Word History

Etymology

aero- + -nomy

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeronomy was in 1946

Dictionary Entries Near aeronomy

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“Aeronomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeronomy. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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