Definition of aviation
1 : the operation of heavier-than-air aircraft
2 : military airplanes
3 : airplane manufacture, development, and design
Origin and Etymology of aviation
French, from Latin avis
First Known Use: 1865
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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