aerospace

[air-oh-speys]
noun
1.
the atmosphere and the space beyond considered as a whole.
2.
the industry concerned with the design and manufacture of aircraft, rockets, missiles, spacecraft, etc., that operate in aerospace.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to aerospace or the aerospace industry.

Origin:
1955–60; aero- + space

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aerospace (ˈɛərəˌspeɪs)
 
n
1.  the atmosphere and space beyond
2.  (modifier) of or relating to rockets, missiles, space vehicles, etc, that fly or operate in aerospace: the aerospace industry

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aerospace
1958, Amer.Eng., from aero- "atmosphere" + (outer) space.
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aerospace   (âr'ō-spās')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to the Earth's atmosphere and the space beyond.

  2. Relating to the science and technology of flight and space travel.


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