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aerodyne

[air-uh-dahyn] /ˈɛər əˌdaɪn/
noun
1.
any heavier-than-air aircraft deriving its lift mainly from aerodynamic forces.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; back formation from aerodynamic; see dyne
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  • This dynamic movement through the air is the origin of the term aerodyne.
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aerodyne

/ˈɛərəʊˌdaɪn/
noun
1.
any heavier-than-air machine, such as an aircraft, that derives the greater part of its lift from aerodynamic forces
Word Origin
C20: back formation from aerodynamic; see dyne
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