Definition of aviation in English:

aviation

noun

mass noun
  • The flying or operating of aircraft.

    ‘two events launched the history of modern aviation’
    as modifier ‘the aviation industry’
    • ‘It is easy to see why wrecks of this nature are attractive to aircraft restorers and aviation museums.’
    • ‘One of the most exciting and emerging fields of engineering is aviation and aerospace.’
    • ‘It was one of the most bewildering incidents in aviation history during the Pacific War.’
    • ‘My little part of aviation starts on downwind and ends when you turn off on a taxiway.’
    • ‘The aircraft has an unrivalled safety record throughout the world of aviation.’
    • ‘He's given in to the persistent, powerful and rich aviation industry lobby.’
    • ‘So what happened for a helicopter deemed by aviation experts to be one of the safest to just drop out of the sky on a clear July evening?’
    • ‘These are only the first steps needed to begin reviving our sick aviation industry.’
    • ‘The aviation industry must pay its way for the environmental damage it causes.’
    • ‘You have to look hard, but Scotland still has a niche in the worldwide civil aviation industry.’
    • ‘The aviation industry is in a constant state of change and the future appears uncertain.’
    • ‘The world of business aviation has honoured the battling boss of Southend Airport with its highest award.’
    • ‘Police, aviation inspectors and the owners of the aircraft inspect the site of the crash.’
    • ‘The Shoreham Aircraft Museum will also be present for those interested in aviation history.’
    • ‘Now, that doesn't mean six years of aviation school - but look at it this way.’
    • ‘The civil aviation authority has no real powers other than the civil and commercial air-traffic.’
    • ‘Cathay is applying to Chinese aviation authorities for approval to fly to Beijing.’
    • ‘Areas of particular interest will include passenger road transport and aviation.’
    • ‘What magic might he have worked had he lived into the age of electricity and aviation?’
    • ‘It is expected to make the airport match international aviation safety standards.’
    aviation, flying, air transport, aerial navigation, aeronautics

Origin

Mid 19th century from French, formed irregularly from Latin avis ‘bird’.

Pronunciation

aviation

/eɪvɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/