air·​space | \ -ˌspās How to pronounce airspace (audio) \

Definition of airspace

: 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

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The statement came after senior leaders from the coalition met with Iraqi defense officials to discuss Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi’s guidance regarding airspace usage. Washington Post, "US says it will comply with new Iraq directive on airspace," 17 Aug. 2019 Two Tupolev Tu-142 Bears were seen on radar approaching UK airspace. NBC News, "Russia says it 'chased away' NATO fighter jet near defense minister's plane," 14 Aug. 2019 All of its communications antennas were built on retractable motors so they could be stowed in contested airspace. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "Why the F-117 Nighthawk Is Such a Badass Plane," 12 Aug. 2019 The controversy now threatens to test the company’s commitments to its employees against its own bottom line, which depends significantly on its ability to fly through mainland Chinese airspace. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "Cathay Pacific, Icon of Hong Kong’s Rise, Now Reflects China’s Grip," 11 Aug. 2019 The United States conducts flights near Russian airspace on a regular basis at times. Author: Corey Dickstein, Anchorage Daily News, "U.S., Canadian fighters intercept Russian bombers off Alaska coast," 9 Aug. 2019 In addition to ending bilateral trade, which has been valued at several billion dollars annually, Pakistani officials said the government might close the country’s airspace to Indian aircraft and recall its top diplomat in India. Suhasini Raj,, "Pakistan vows to punish India for Kashmir move," 7 Aug. 2019 Measles can live in an airspace where an infected person was fir periods lasting longer than two hours. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "New measles cases in El Paso brings Texas total to 20, disease spreading across 30 states, says CDC," 24 July 2019 If the garage is defined as part of the unit, normally the definition in the Condominium Plan will say that the airspace within the garage is part of the unit. San Diego Union-Tribune, "HOA Homefront: Is it my parking space or not?," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of airspace

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airspace was in 1911

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English Language Learners Definition of airspace

: the space that is above a country and that is legally controlled by that country

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