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



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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The Boeing deal is the latest in Aerion’s changing carousel of big aerospace partnerships. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Boeing invests in advanced supersonic business jet," 5 Feb. 2019 Princess Beatrice previously dated Dave Clark, an aerospace exec, for ten years, before separating in the Summer of 2016. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need to Know About Princess Beatrice's Rumored Boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi," 20 Nov. 2018 Because aerospace had been here and then … or, space and Hollywood. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Eyeing a 2020 run, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explains how he (or someone else) could beat Trump," 17 Oct. 2018 Back in April, Airbus and aerospace design firm Zodiac unveiled a concept that converted a plane's cargo hold into a pod-like sleeping area, putting a whole new spin on first class. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Qantas Wants to Have a 20-Hour London-Sydney Flight Ready by 2022," 30 Aug. 2018 The bride’s father is the vice president of investor relations and the treasurer of Textron, a global aerospace and defense technologies conglomerate in Providence, R.I. New York Times, "Emily Salander, Felipe Maciá," 8 July 2018 Warton Aerodrome is the site of Britain’s nearest equivalent to Lockheed Martin’s celebrated Skunk Works—a research and development facility run by BAE Systems, the country’s largest aerospace and defence contractor. The Economist, "Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones," 5 July 2018 In the last few years, auto makers, aerospace companies and other manufacturers have been evaluating their use for workers. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "Industrial Exoskeletons Give Workers a Lift," 17 Jan. 2019 The model stepped out at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris wearing a SpaceX sweatshirt, merch from tech mogul and hopeful Mars colonizer Elon Musk’s aerospace company. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Why Is Bella Hadid Wearing a SpaceX Sweatshirt?," 12 Dec. 2018

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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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 \

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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