aerospace

noun
aero·​space | \ˈer-ō-ˌspās \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

This year, 36 high-school juniors in eight school districts are working part time at aerospace companies around the state, while also taking high school and college-level classes and earning credit. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Washington voters don’t think schools prepare kids for careers. The state is trying to change that.," 31 Oct. 2018 Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post and the aerospace company Blue Origin, has even beaten Gates in terms of net worth adjusted for inflation. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Jeff Bezos Is Now the Richest Person in Modern History," 17 July 2018 With more than 90,000 men and women working for the aerospace manufacturer, the city saw numerous shops, restaurants and bars open to accommodate them. David Laurell, latimes.com, "On the Town: Chamber mixers are great ways to get to know the community," 3 July 2018 Polyamer, an aerospace manufacturer, constructed a modern assembly plant and headquarters building. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "New Britain Targets Its Own Blighted Property," 23 Apr. 2018 SpaceIL has been building its lander inside a clean room facility at Israel Aerospace Industries, that country’s premiere aerospace manufacturer. Loren Grush, The Verge, "No one won the Google Lunar X Prize, but these competitors are still shooting for the Moon," 31 Mar. 2018 He was born in Oklahoma City, but his father, who worked for the aerospace manufacturer McDonnell Douglas, moved the family to Los Angeles before John could walk. Longreads, "How ‘Cops’ Became the Most Polarizing Reality TV Show in America," 22 Jan. 2018 Image: Virgin Galactic Today, US space tourism venture Virgin Galactic announced a new partnership with two of Italy’s biggest aerospace companies to someday launch people into space from the European country. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Virgin Galactic plans to launch customers to space from a future Italian spaceport," 6 July 2018 Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company with a market value of about $194 billion and an order backlog of about 6,000 jets valued at more than $400 billion. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Boeing to Take Over Embraer’s Commercial-Jet Business," 5 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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

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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

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The first known use of aerospace was in 1955

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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 \

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

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