aviation

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noun, often attributive avi·a·tion \ˌā-vē-ˈā-shən, ˌa-\

Definition of aviation

  1. 1 :  the operation of heavier-than-air aircraft

  2. 2 :  military airplanes

  3. 3 :  airplane manufacture, development, and design

Origin and Etymology of aviation

French, from Latin avis


First Known Use: 1865

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


AVIATION Defined for English Language Learners

aviation

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noun, often attributive avi·a·tion \ˌā-vē-ˈā-shən, ˌa-\

Definition of aviation for English Language Learners

  • : the business or practice of flying airplanes, helicopters, etc.


AVIATION Defined for Kids

aviation

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noun avi·a·tion \ˌā-vē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of aviation for Students

  1. 1 :  the flying of aircraft

  2. 2 :  the designing and making of aircraft



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