Definition of aeronautics in English:


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plural noun

treated as singular
  • The science or practice of travel through the air.

    ‘The history of aeronautics is full of aircraft developed in secret.’
    • ‘He then earned a master of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.’
    • ‘The Society's purpose is to advance the knowledge and practice of aeronautics.’
    • ‘At MIT, he graduated with highest honors in aeronautics and astronautics as well as in science, technology, and society.’
    • ‘Then the administration essentially abandoned aeronautics in favor of space.’
    • ‘And that's good - proving, finally and most conclusively, that the old Standard made a lasting contribution to aeronautics.’
    • ‘It's the first time Australia has won the award, which recognises outstanding examples of international cooperation in the field of aeronautics.’
    • ‘The Wright brothers' interest in aeronautics paralleled the growth of experimentation in the field.’
    • ‘The classroom instruction consisted of aeronautics and how to behave as an officer.’
    • ‘The leading industries are steel, machinery, chemicals, automobiles, metallurgy, aeronautics, electronics, mining, and textiles.’
    • ‘He had worked as a mechanic in aeronautics in the army for 8 years and thereafter as an informatics technician for 2 years.’
    • ‘The Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics and technology services.’
    • ‘Top targets for economic spies are high-tech sensors, electronics, aeronautics and information systems.’
    • ‘He received a B.S. degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Notre Dame in 2002.’
    • ‘He discussed meteorology, aeronautics and mechanics.’
    • ‘It is thought that the technology can be used for applications in disparate fields such as architecture, art, aeronautics and medicine.’
    • ‘Like Glenn, it is involved primarily in aeronautics and space technology research.’
    • ‘This work falls into a number of different areas but it began with applied mathematics and research into aeronautics.’
    • ‘They were bright young men, at ease in Western society and with an interest in engineering and aeronautics.’
    • ‘Sweeping global changes in recent years have presented significant new challenges to the US aeronautics industry.’
    aviation, flying, air transport, aerial navigation, aeronautics



/ˌerəˈnôdiks/ /ˌɛrəˈnɔdɪks/


Early 19th century from modern Latin aeronautica ‘matters relating to aeronautics’, from Greek (see aeronaut).