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aero·​space ˈer-ō-ˌspās How to pronounce aerospace (audio)
: space comprising the earth's atmosphere and the space beyond
: a physical science that deals with aerospace
: the aerospace industry


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: 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

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The department noted cobalt’s utility in military munitions, high-temperature aerospace alloys and military and commercial batteries. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 8 Sep. 2023 The aerospace agency is looking into whether there is a business case to be made for commercial planes that can fly at four times the speed of sound, according to Jalopnik. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2023 Coogan, who is departing Kaman to pursue another opportunity outside the aerospace and defense industry, will remain with the company until Oct. 23 for a transition period. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 28 Aug. 2023 At 60, the aerospace manufacturing company owner no longer watches the news and initially missed the photo’s release. Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2023 Still, some figures in the aerospace world, even ones who think that Musk’s rockets are basically safe, fear that concentrating so much power in private companies, with so few restraints, invites tragedy. Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023 Boeing, Alabama’s largest aerospace company employs more than 3,000 at its Huntsville facility. Warren Kulo |, al, 24 Aug. 2023 Karol studied aerospace and engineering at Brooklyn Technical High School, commuting from Seaford, and graduated in 1955. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 24 Aug. 2023 Without a formal engineering degree, Mrs. Jump became a pioneering figure when she was assigned as an aerospace engineer to the Vanguard satellite program. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 19 Aug. 2023
Dillman, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major, designed the first prototype, which was little more than a small plastic box with a hole through it and a piece of mesh on the inside. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 27 Jan. 2023 Zhenyu Gan is a mechanical and aerospace engineer at Syracuse. Lela Nargi, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2023 During his time at UT-Arlington, Lim had previously served as provost and chief academic officer and was a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor. Dallas News, 5 Jan. 2022 Afsaneh Rabiei, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University, claims her version of metallic foam is the strongest yet. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 7 Apr. 2016 That pace could be in line to nearly double as more launch service providers set up shop in Brevard County, said Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida, the state’s aerospace economic development agency. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Dec. 2022 Dedicated lanes aren’t the best long-term solution, says Dennis Hong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and founding director of the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory at University of California, Los Angeles. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2022 The drivers are made of aerospace grade titanium and compatible with the brand’s SureFit hosel. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 Take the issue of titanium sourcing, for example, which is a crucial input commodity for aerospace manufacturers. Steven Tian, Fortune, 24 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History



derivative of aerospace entry 2


aero- + space entry 1

First Known Use


1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerospace was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Aerospace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
aero·​space ˈar-ō-ˌspās How to pronounce aerospace (audio)
: the earth's atmosphere and the space beyond
: a science dealing with aerospace


2 of 2 adjective
: of or relating to aerospace, to the vehicles used in aerospace or their manufacture, or to travel in aerospace
aerospace medicine

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