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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Industrial companies, including aerospace firms, also contributed to Thursday’s better performance, recovering some of the losses those firms suffered during Wednesday’s selloff. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "U.S. Stocks Regain Ground After Losses," 12 July 2018 Israel's space division and an Israeli aerospace nonprofit announced Tuesday that a mission to the moon will launch in December. Lilly Price, USA TODAY, "Israel plans mission to the moon using smallest spacecraft to ever make the journey," 11 July 2018 Even much-vaunted aerospace vehicles, like the Falcon 9, explode. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "Never Prebook Your Return Flight From a Rocket Launch," 6 July 2018 The area is currently dominated by the aerospace industry— 19 such companies are in a 7-mile radius. Hannah Lang, charlotteobserver, "After investing $100 million in NC, company finally gets OK to make new drug in the US," 3 July 2018 Accordingly, most New Space companies have located near major aerospace defense contractors or NASA laboratories, which are in the South or West. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "New England stakes its claim in New Space," 2 July 2018 Budget disparity Charmeau and other aerospace officials track the US budget for space closely. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "European rocket chief: Trump rhetoric strengthens our commitment to space," 2 July 2018 Port San Antonio’s board of directors on Wednesday approved attorney and aerospace enthusiast Jim Perschbach as president and CEO. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "Perschbach named Port San Antonio CEO," 28 June 2018 The couple, who own a machine shop in Phoenix that manufactures aerospace parts, have lived most of their married life in rural areas, with an assortment of animals. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Granite Mountain Hotshots: An untold story from the day 19 firefighters died," 23 June 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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