aerospace

noun
aero·​space | \ ˈer-ō-ˌspās How to pronounce aerospace (audio) \

Definition of aerospace

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : space comprising the earth's atmosphere and the space beyond
2 : a physical science that deals with aerospace
3 : the aerospace industry

aerospace

adjective

Definition of aerospace (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to aerospace, to vehicles used in aerospace or the manufacture of such vehicles, or to travel in aerospace aerospace research aerospace profits aerospace medicine

Examples of aerospace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The global boom in aerospace is playing out locally as numerous Connecticut companies are expanding and hiring to keep up with rising demand for airplane parts and components. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "When global becomes local: Connecticut manufacturers benefit from worldwide aerospace boom," 11 July 2019 Tempo’s focus is on aerospace, medical devices and industrial applications. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Electronics manufacturing in San Francisco? Why, yes," 4 July 2019 Many went on to have lengthy careers in aerospace working on the subsequent Space Shuttle program or the International Space Station. Chabeli Herrera, orlandosentinel.com, "Over 400,000 Apollo workers helped the U.S. land on the moon. Here are some of their stories," 3 July 2019 Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace — notably India. Peter Robison, chicagotribune.com, "Boeing outsourced its 737 Max software to lower-paid contractors, former engineers say," 1 July 2019 Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Boeing increasingly relied on outsourced $9-an-hour engineers to test software," 28 June 2019 In civil aerospace Boeing is a business-to-business company. The Economist, "Boeing’s boss wins a reprieve, not redemption," 21 June 2019 Perhaps not coincidentally, American companies now dominate a number of industries that do a lot of business with the Pentagon, such as aerospace, defense, and telecommunications. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Elizabeth Warren’s Theory of the Case," 10 June 2019 An assortment of military, aerospace, defense and other government contractors have operations at Port San Antonio. Madison Iszler, ExpressNews.com, "Port San Antonio to add another tech building," 4 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

So says Barton Smith, a mechanical and aerospace engineer (and staunch baseball fan) at Utah State University. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Physics can explain the fastball’s unexpected twist, new study finds," 23 Nov. 2018 An aerospace workers union has fought to keep the C-130 contract in Cobb County. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Facts and history on C-130, the plane that just crashed in Savannah," 3 May 2018 His father is a research scientist in Cleveland at Ohio Aerospace Institute, an aerospace research contractor. New York Times, "Nikita Saxena, Aditya Kalluri," 29 Apr. 2018 As with some of the state's other automotive and aerospace projects, the potential for supplier jobs is also great. William Thornton, AL.com, "Tuskegee greets Italian ambassador as city seeks to lure jet trainer project," 5 Feb. 2018 Aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin is coming to Huntsville, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today. Lee Roop, AL.com, "Blue Origin coming to Huntsville: Spaceflight company created by Amazon's Jeff Bezos," 26 June 2017 Its past targets have included military and aerospace organizations from the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan and South Korea. David E. Sanger And Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "D.N.C. Says Russian Hackers Penetrated Its Files, Including Dossier on Donald Trump," 14 June 2016

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aerospace.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of aerospace

Noun

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerospace

Noun

derivative of aerospace entry 2

Adjective

aero- + space entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aerospace

Statistics for aerospace

Last Updated

15 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for aerospace

The first known use of aerospace was in 1955

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for aerospace

aerospace

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aerospace

: an industry that deals with travel in and above the Earth's atmosphere and with the production of vehicles used in such travel

aerospace

noun
aero·​space | \ ˈer-ō-ˌspās How to pronounce aerospace (audio) \

Kids Definition of aerospace

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the earth's atmosphere and the space beyond
2 : a science dealing with aerospace

aerospace

adjective

Kids Definition of aerospace (Entry 2 of 2)

: relating to aerospace, to the vehicles used in aerospace or their manufacture, or to travel in aerospace aerospace research an aerospace museum

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on aerospace

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with aerospace

Spanish Central: Translation of aerospace

Nglish: Translation of aerospace for Spanish Speakers

Comments on aerospace

What made you want to look up aerospace? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something desired as essential

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!