plural noun
avi·on·ics | \ˌā-vē-ˈä-niks, ˌa-\

Definition of avionics 

: electronics designed for use in aerospace vehicles

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avionic \-nik \ adjective

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Despite a reputation as a technological powerhouse, Japan’s aerospace industry lags behind in key areas, including avionics, systems integration, networking, and stealth. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Now Northrop Grumman Wants to Build Japan's New Fighter Jet," 9 July 2018 Barnett started working at the FAA in February 2017 as a general avionics inspector trainee, according to two officials with the agency. Hannah Leone, Aurora Beacon-News, "Judge OKs delay in Musical.ly child porn case," 11 Jan. 2018 The company earlier this year closed the purchase of B/E Aerospace, adding deluxe jetliner seats, lavatories and galley equipment to a lineup of high-technology avionics products. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Boeing scowls at big deal by suppliers United Techonologies and Rockwell," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of avionics

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for avionics

aviation electronics

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The first known use of avionics was in 1945

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