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



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 Governments and manufacturers are turning to wartime solutions — enlisting manufacturers like aerospace and engineering group Rolls-Royce and vacuum company Dyson — to produce the essential equipment. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, March 20," 20 Mar. 2020 In response to exemption requests from steelmakers, the aerospace and defense industry, food companies, and others, the Trump administration on Thursday identified 16 industries as critical to the national response to the pandemic. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "What Business Is Essential? Many Companies Want to Join That List," 20 Mar. 2020 Visser Precision provides precision parts for the aerospace and automotive industries, with heavy hitters like Tesla, SpaceX, and Lockheed Martin on its client list. Brian Barrett, Wired, "Security News This Week: An Unfixable Flaw Threatens 5 Years of Intel Chips," 7 Mar. 2020 The biggest giveaway that Apple truly is working on satellite tech is a few new key hires across network communications, aerospace, and content delivery. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Secret Satellite Project," 2 Feb. 2020 The state has more than 1,200 aerospace and defense companies, according to the Arizona Commerce Authority. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "East Valley's aerospace, aviation and defense hub grows as Northrop Grumman expands with 200 more jobs in Gilbert," 31 Jan. 2020 Northrop Grumman, the American aerospace and defense technology developer, won the James Webb Space Telescope contract in 1996 with a promise that the project would cost $500 million and be flight-ready in 2007. Howard Bloom, Quartz, "The best way to make a profit as an aerospace company is to fail," 13 Jan. 2020 The company has also hired additional executives from the aerospace and wireless data delivery fields. Mark Gurman, Houston Chronicle, "Apple has secret team working on satellites to beam data to devices," 27 Dec. 2019 The multinational security, aerospace and ship repair firm was the prime contractor for repair projects through which subcontractor surface ship work was funneled. USA TODAY, "Liquid oozes onto highway, red squirrels rising, floods, oysters, exploding ATM: News from around our 50 states," 24 Dec. 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,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of aerospace


1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerospace


derivative of aerospace entry 2


aero- + space entry 1

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The first known use of aerospace was in 1955

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“Aerospace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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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


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



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

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