Definition of aviation
1 : the operation of heavier-than-air aircraft
2 : military airplanes
3 : airplane manufacture, development, and design
Recent Examples of aviation from the Web
And what are the nuts and bolts of energy politics, aviation emissions and U.S. energy conservation programs?
Mr. Mattis sought to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to the Pacific region by noting that 60 percent of American Navy ships — and soon 60 percent of United States tactical aviation — were assigned there.
In 2017, Burns & McDonnell expects to exceed $100 million in revenues from airport projects, said Bret Pilney, vice president in charge of aviation.
Statolaunch, the aviation company founded by billionaire Paul G. Allen, rolled out its giant airplane for its first photo op in the Mojave desert this week.
Mark Gale, FLL CEO and aviation director The Southwest concourse, built by the airline for about $200 million, is part of the greater $330 million renovation of the entire Terminal 1.
Amid United Airlines’ dragging fiasco, mass cancellations at Delta Air Lines and U.S. concerns about terrorists using laptops to down planes, the global aviation industry hardly needed another blow.
Amid United Airlines' dragging fiasco, mass cancellations at Delta Air Lines and U.S. concerns about terrorists using laptops to down planes, the global aviation industry hardly needed another blow.
With time on his hands, Kuhlman turned to another passion — aviation — and soon lost himself in the pleasures of drone photography.
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Origin and Etymology of aviation
French, from Latin avis
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
AVIATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aviation for English Language Learners
: the business or practice of flying airplanes, helicopters, etc.
AVIATION Defined for Kids
Definition of aviation for Students
1 : the flying of aircraft
2 : the designing and making of aircraft
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