airspace

noun

air·​space ˈer-ˌspās How to pronounce airspace (audio)
: the space lying above the earth or above a certain area of land or water
especially : the space lying above a nation and coming under its jurisdiction

Examples of airspace in a Sentence

seeking permission to fly through U.S. airspace
Recent Examples on the Web About 45,000 security force members will be deployed, and the airspace and all airports within a 150-kilometer (90-mile) radius around Paris will be closed for the proceedings. Chicago Tribune, 9 July 2024 By the 1990s, China expanded its claims beyond islands and rocks to include the water itself, the seabed below and the airspace above. Elizabeth Shackelford, Twin Cities, 6 July 2024 The Federal Aviation Administration first approved the Motion Picture Association of America’s request to use drones to film movies and television series in U.S. airspace in 2014. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2024 Bangs recommends checking the National Weather Service’s national forecast chart and a Federal Aviation Administration page that shows the status of the country’s airspace. Hannah Sampson, Washington Post, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for airspace 

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airspace was in 1911

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“Airspace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airspace. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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