astrodynamics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

as·​tro·​dynamics
¦as(ˌ)trō +
: celestial mechanics applied to space vehicles
astrodynamic
" +
adjective
astrodynamicist
¦as(ˌ)trōdīˈnaməsə̇st sometimes -də̇-
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

astr- + dynamics

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of astrodynamics was in 1955

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“Astrodynamics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astrodynamics. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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