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[air-oh-thur-moh-dahy-nam-iks] /ˌɛər oʊˌθɜr moʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
aerodynamics dealing with conditions where there are significant heat exchanges in gases or significant thermal effects between gas and solid surfaces, as in very high-speed, generally supersonic flight.
Origin of aerothermodynamics
1940-45; aero- + thermodynamics
Related forms
aerothermodynamic, adjective Unabridged
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  • The combined discipline of aerodynamics and thermodynamics has been named aerothermodynamics.
British Dictionary definitions for aerothermodynamics


(functioning as sing) the study of the exchange of heat between solids and gases, esp of the heating effect on aircraft flying through the air at very high speeds
Derived Forms
aerothermodynamic, adjective
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