aviatic

aviation

[ey-vee-ey-shuhn, av-ee-]
noun
1.
the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.
2.
military aircraft.

Origin:
1865–70; < French; see avi-, -ation

aviatic [ey-vee-at-ik, av-ee-] , adjective
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aviation (ˌeɪvɪˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a.  the art or science of flying aircraft
 b.  the design, production, and maintenance of aircraft
2.  (US) military aircraft collectively
 
[C19: from French, from Latin avis bird]

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aviation
1866, from Fr. aviation, from L. avis "bird" (see aviary). Coined 1863 by Fr. aviation pioneer Guillaume Joseph Gabriel de La Landelle (1812-1886) in "Aviation ou Navigation aérienne."
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