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 Virgin Galactic’s shiny new spaceship, VSS Imagine, is the third generation of the aerospace company’s aircraft that will soon be ferrying citizen astronauts from earth to space. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, "Virgin Galactic’s Mirror-Like Spaceship Brings Us One Step Closer to Space Travel," 30 Mar. 2021 SpaceX is the last aerospace company still doing significant manufacturing in California. Jeremy Lott, Washington Examiner, "Elon Musk's move to Texas brings jobs and opportunities," 4 Mar. 2021 Accepting Musk’s job offer liberated Shotwell from the constraints of a more traditional aerospace company. Eric Berger, Wired, "How Elon Musk Convinced Gwynne Shotwell to Join SpaceX," 2 Mar. 2021 SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by CEO Elon Musk, will provide training for the mission’s crew. Max Garland, USA TODAY, "She beat bone cancer. Next up for the hospital worker? Become the youngest American in space.," 23 Feb. 2021 Thomas Flammang, 28, a materials engineer at an aerospace consulting company in Rouen, is under no illusions about the weakness of the recovery. New York Times, "Europe’s Pandemic Debt Is Dizzying. Who Will Pay?," 17 Feb. 2021 Yet things looked up when SpaceX, Elon Musk's aerospace company that operates a facility in nearby Brownsville, reached out and had a large commercial generator sent to them. NBC News, "Sea turtle rescue center in Texas takes in over 2,500 turtles cold-stunned by winter storm," 17 Feb. 2021 The Trump Administration has drawn up a list of 89 companies, mostly in aerospace, that would be banned from doing most forms of business with U.S. companies, Reuters reports. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Stocks and futures gain on AstraZeneca’s vaccine breakthrough. Here are the big winners," 23 Nov. 2020 After reaching a broad slope near Silver Peak, Steuterman, a project manager for an aerospace and defense company, dropped in first on his snowboard. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Ninety-Nine problems: Why Park City Mountain’s backcountry gate is the deadliest in Utah," 8 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The onetime Republican stronghold — once a suburban swath of aerospace workers from the Midwest and Los Angeles police officers and firefighters — has grown increasingly diverse. Los Angeles Times, "In congressional rematch, Democrat Christy Smith hopes GOP Rep. Mike Garcia’s voting record gives her an edge," 31 Mar. 2021 Sean O’Keefe, who was appointed by George W. Bush, was fresh from the Office of Management and Budget; Mike Griffin, who took over during Bush’s second term, was a physicist and aerospace engineer. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "There’s Nothing Historic About Biden’s NASA Pick," 19 Mar. 2021 Aaron Rosengren, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego, said being able to remove debris from low-Earth orbit will be critical for continued operations in space. NBC News, "Mission to clean up space debris around Earth is poised for launch," 19 Mar. 2021 That aircraft was an aerospace triumph but also a financial disaster and an environmental menace. Eric Adams, Wired, "How to Design a Supersonic Plane for the (Fairly Rich) Masses," 15 Oct. 2020 Business investment at the space campus would not be limited to aerospace functions, but businesses in that sector would be encouraged to explore the possibilities of the new campus. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana and NASA to explore developing 'space campus' business park," 11 Mar. 2021 Parrott, who works in aerospace logistics, decided there should be an app for that. Reed Albergotti, Washington Post, "She brought diverse skin tones emojis to the iPhone. Now she’s suing Apple," 10 Mar. 2021 Mohan went on to study mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, followed by a masters degree and doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "The face of the Perseverance landing was an Indian American woman," 19 Feb. 2021 Covid-19 tore through in a tumultuous, unprecedented way -- leaving carriers in a deep hole, along with a constellation of aerospace manufacturers, airports and leasing firms. Alan Levin, Bloomberg.com, "Indonesia Jet Broke Up When It Hit Sea, Not While Still in Air," 10 Jan. 2021

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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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Time Traveler for aerospace

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The first known use of aerospace was in 1955

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12 Apr 2021

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“Aerospace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerospace. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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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 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

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