plural noun
avi·​on·​ics | \ ˌā-vē-ˈä-niks How to pronounce avionics (audio) , ˌa- \

Definition of avionics

: electronics designed for use in aerospace vehicles

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Other Words from avionics

avionic \ ˌā-​vē-​ˈä-​nik How to pronounce avionic (audio) , ˌa-​ \ adjective

Examples of avionics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What remains will be United Technologies’ aerospace businesses, including the avionics giant Rockwell Collins Inc. that the company bought for $30 billion last year. Washington Post, "Bill Ackman Misses the Mark With His Raytheon Deal Critique," 13 June 2019 Kazmier enlisted in the Marines in 1980 as an avionics technician and did two tours as a drill instructor before being commissioned as an infantry officer in 1992. San Diego Union-Tribune, "After reports of drill instructor misconduct, Marine Corps says efforts to crack down are showing results," 21 Oct. 2019 Anti-stall system triggered Peter Lemme, a former Boeing flight-controls engineer who is now an avionics and satellite-communications consultant, analyzed the graphs minute by minute. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Lion Air pilots struggled against Boeing’s 737 MAX flight-control system, black-box data shows," 27 Nov. 2018 The joint venture helped GE avoid writing down a struggling avionics unit, according to former and current GE employees. Bob Davis, WSJ, "How China Systematically Pries Technology From U.S. Companies," 26 Sep. 2018 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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“Avionics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avionics. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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