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[air-uh-naw-tiks, -not-iks] /ˌɛər əˈnɔ tɪks, -ˈnɒt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the science or art of flight.
1820-25; < New Latin aeronautica or French aéronautique; see aero-, nautical, -ics Unabridged
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  • They cannot fix a petrol engine, let alone know the basis of aeronautics.
  • The list of items created by aeronautics that is now used every day is almost endless.
British Dictionary definitions for aeronautics


(functioning as sing) the study or practice of all aspects of flight through the air
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Word Origin and History for aeronautics

1824, from aeronautic (1784), from French aéronautique, from aéro- (see aero-) + nautique "of ships," from Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos (see nautical). Originally of balloons. Also see -ics. Aeronaut "balloonist" is from 1784.

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aeronautics in Science
  1. The design, construction and operation of aircraft.

  2. The scientific study of flight through the atmosphere.

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